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  ASIA 
 Far East 

GASTALDI, Giacomo. [Rare 16th century woodblock map of the East Indies]
Terza Ostro Tavola. Venice, G.B.Ramusio, 1556. Trapizoid, woodcut 290 x (at greatest) 385mm. Tiny restoration to stitch holes at the centrefold as usual, otherwise an excellent example
An unusual depiction of the Far East, orientated with north to the bottom of the map. Thus it shows the Ganges, Sumatra (also titled Taprobana) and the Malay Peninsula on the right; Java Major and Minor, Amboine, Timor and the Philippines in the top left quandrant; and China (with Canton marked) and Japan (here called Cympagu, after Marco Polo), bottom left. This is the very first European map drawn upside down that mentioned the word ' Filipina ' (also referred as the birth certificate of the Philippines). This map is very rare: after it appeared in the first edition of Ramusio's 'Delle navigationi et viaggi' the block was destroyed in a fire at the printing house the following year and was replaced by a copper-engraved version, also by Gastaldi WALTER 10; SUAREZ: p.130, 'landmark in Southeast Asian cartography', fig.74 (copperplate).
[Ref: 18440]    £6,500.00 ($8,457 • €7,261 rates)


DE JODE, Gerard. [16th century map of the Far East]
Tertiae partis Asiae quæ modernis Indi orientalis dicitur acurata delineatio. Autore Iacobo Castaldo Pedmontano. Gerardus de Iode excudebat. Antwerp, 1593, Latin text edition. 325 x 495mm.
The Far East, with India, the Malay Peninsula (with 'Cingatola'), the Philippines & Moluccas, engraved c.1566, this example from the 1593 edition of De Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', published two years after his death by his widow and son. This was to be the last edition: after the death of Cornelis De Jode in 1600 the plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to stop their re-issue. Some of the most famous names in cartography of this period appear on this map: De Jode was the great rival of Ortelius, with whom he had a long-running feud; Gastaldi, De Jode's source, is best known for the appearance of his maps in the 'Lafreri-type' atlases; and Lucas & Jan van Doeticum, the engravers, are renowned for the flair of their work for Waghenaer, Linschoten and Ortelius. KOEMAN: Jod 2.
[Ref: 7593]    £6,500.00 ($8,457 • €7,261 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of the East Indies]
Insulæ Indiae orientalis. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 145 x 195mm.
A miniature map of the East Indies, first published in 1607 in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor', reduced from Hondius's own folio map. It shows from Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula east to New Guinea, and north to Indochina, the Philippines and the Mariana Islands. In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18356]    £480.00 ($624 • €536 rates)


BLOME, Richard. [The first folio map of Tartary engraved in England]
A General Mapp of the Kingdoms of Tartaria. Designed by Monsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, and Rendred into English by Rick: Blome: by his Ma.tys Especiall Command. London, 1670. 265 x 400mm. A very fine impression.
A scarce map of Tartary, engraved by Thomas Burnford and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It shows from the Caspian Sea east to the Great Wall of China. Blome financed his publications by selling space on his maps for the armorials of subscribers: here we have a dedication to Roger Vaughan (1641-72) of Bredwardine and Moccas. 'Flagellum Parliamentarium: Being Sarcastic Notices of Nearly Two Hundred Members of the First Parliament after the Restoration' describes Vaughan as ‘A pitiful pimping bedchamber-man to his Highness, and Captain of a foot Company’ (Charles II. He was killed at the naval Battle of Sole Bay, leaving his estate deep in debt.
[Ref: 15176]    £350.00 ($455 • €391 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of the East Indies]
Isles de la Sonde vers l'Occident Paris, 1682. Coloured. 115 x 150mm.
Miniature map showing the western Sunda Islands, the Malay peninsula and the southern part of Indochina (from Cambodia to Singapore). It includes Java, Sumatra & Borneo. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers '.
[Ref: 17533]    £180.00 ($234 • €201 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [East Indies]
Inde. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 140 x 100mm.
India, Indochina and western Indonesia, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 8772]    £110.00 ($143 • €123 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [18th Century French map of the East Indies]
Les Indes Orientales sous le Nom de queles est compris L'Empire du Grand Mogol, Les Deux Presqu'Isles Deca et de la Le Gange, Les Maldives, et L'Isle de Ceylan. Paris, Danet, 1721. Original outline colour. 620 x 480mm. A fine example
De Fer's large map of the East Indies, showing India, the Malay Peninsula with Singapore, Sumatra and Indo-China to Hainan. This example was published by Danet, de Fer's son-in-law and successor.
[Ref: 13696]    £1,600.00 ($2,082 • €1,787 rates)


RENNEVILLE, René Auguste Constantin. [Rare map of the interests of the V.O.C. in the East Indies]
[Untitled map of the East Indies.] Amsterdam, c.1725. 315 x 425mm.
An important map of the East Indies with an inset of Buton, published to illustrate Renneville's 'Recueil des voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement & aux progrès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales, formée dans les Provinces-Unies des Païs-Bas'. This was the first French translation of Isaac Commelin's account published in 1646. Commelin based his map on that of De Bry, 1619; this version still retains the two sea monsters. Renneville (1650-1723), a French protestant, spent over ten years imprisoned in the Bastille for 'having criminal correspondence with foreigners'.
[Ref: 17000]    £1,900.00 ($2,472 • €2,122 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [The Far East, with an elaborate title cartouche]
India Orientalis cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita. Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 490 x 575mm.
Decorative map of south-east Asia from India to the southern coastline of Japan. To the south is the northern coasline of Australia, still connected to New Guinea by Carpentaria, with over thirty named features. The elaborate title cartouche has two themes: on the left is a missionary converting the natives; on the right are more natives offering exotic gifts such as ivory and coral as tribute to a personification of Europe, whilst Neptune gestures to the sea signifying European domination of it.
[Ref: 18108]    £1,400.00 ($1,821 • €1,564 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [Two-sheet 18th Century map of India & the Far East]
Carte des Indes Orientales... Nuremberg, 1748. Original colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined , total 520 x 890mm.
Larger than the standard Homann format, this map shows the Far East from India and the Maldives to the Philippines and the uncertain coastlines of New Guinea. The title is within a fine martial cartouche, representing the stuggles of the European powers for control in the area. The map is dedicated to William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau (1711-51), a Director-General of the Dutch East India Company and son-in-law of George II of Great Britain.
[Ref: 11459]    £1,200.00 ($1,561 • €1,340 rates)


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