Antique Maps of Central Asia
India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Indian Ocean

A New Chart of the Caspian Sea from the original by D'Anville.

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D'ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon.

Origin: London, J.Harrison, 1788.

A New Chart of the Caspian Sea, From the Original by D'Anville, published by J. Harrison, London, 1788. Shows the Caspian Sea, with Baku and Astracan marked.

Condition: Uncoloured; some light soiling and toning to the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 510 x 260mm (20 x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 12371

Price: £80

Bowles's New One-Sheet Map of the Cormandel Coast.

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BOWLES (Carington).

Origin: London, Bowles & Carver, 1794-98.

A fine large scale two sheet map of the Cormandel Coast of India, from south of the river delta at Caveri (Kaveri) to Palicate (Pulicat Lake) on the lower sheet and from Palicate to Narsapur, north east of Asuli Patnam (Machilipatnam) and False Divi Point. The map shows the roads between towns, mountain ranges and rivers. Published in 'Bowles's Universal Atlas, Being a Complete Collection of New and Accurate Maps'. As to why this map is entitled "one" sheet when there are two is not clear, however the two sheets can be joined if the lower margin of the top sheet is trimmed off. Each sheet has a latitude scale at the sides, but no border to upper or lower edges.

Condition: Original body colour: light age-toning to centrefold, some small dark brown spots in the upper margins (possibly caused by rust or tannin from binding), otherwise a fine example.

Size: 470 x 560mm (18½ x 22 inches).

Reference: 11269

Price: £480

British India.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

With engraved vignettes of an Indian Procession, Beloochee's and Lahore. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal age-toning and light soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 340 x 245mm (13½ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 8231

Price: £190

Cabool, The Punjab and Beloochistan.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

Decorative map showing Afganistan and the Punjab (now Pakistan), with a fine vignette of Lahore and boats on the Indus. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; trimmed close along bottom edge, with some loss of publishers imprint, but with just enough margin for framing, minor spotting and marginal age-toning, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 265 x 340mm (10½ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 10916

Price: £58

Calcutta.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Chapman & Hall, 1842.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, with an extensive key of churches and public buildings. Under the map are three views: Writer's Buildings; Government House; and Esplanade Row. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall, for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning ot the edges of the margins, trimmed close by binder at either side (as is always the case on this slightly larger plate), otherwise a very good example.

Size: 320 x 405mm (12½ x 16 inches).

Reference: 10665

Price: £80

Ceylon.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

With engraved vignettes including a view of Colombo. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; short repaired tear to lower margin, just into printed area, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 340 x 240mm (13½ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 10871

Price: £140

Hindoostan.

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THOMSON & CO, John.

Origin: Edinburgh, John Thomson, 1814-21.

A detailed map of India, with inset of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), also A view of the Course of the Ganges, through the Country in the Dry Season and below a map of the Inland Navigation of the River Ganges. Published by John Thomson & Company in 'A New General Atlas'.

Condition: Original outline colour; some very light staining to the centrefold caused by paste from the guard, light marginal soiling, otherwise very fine condition.

Size: 450 x 620mm (17¾ x 24½ inches).

Reference: 11173

Price: £240

Impero del Gran Mogol.

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L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740.

A map of India from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'. Also shows, parts of Persia, across to Burma and north to Tibet.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light centrefold toning due to guard paste, minor marginal staining, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 285 x 360mm (11¼ x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 12890

Price: £180

Impero del Gran Mogol.

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L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740.

A map of India from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'. Also shows, parts of Persia, across to Burma and north to Tibet.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor marginal staining, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 285 x 360mm (11¼ x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 15410

Price: £195

Islands in the Indian Ocean.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

The Indian Ocean showing the location of the Seycelles, the Maldives, Bourbon and Mauritius, with inset and detail of the latter. With decorative vignettes. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; very minor age-toning to the margins, trimmed to bottom edge by the binder, with some loss of publishers imprint, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 255 x 340mm (10 x 13½ inches).

Reference: 10915

Price: £56

Isola Ceilon.

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L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740.

A fine map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light centrefold toning due to guard paste, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 280 x 360mm (11 x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 12889

Price: £230

Karte von dem Morgenlændischen Ocean oder dem Indischen Meere.

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BELLIN, N.

Origin: Leipzig, 1756.

A map of the Indian Ocean showing Cape Town across to the west coast of Australia, the Arabian peninsular, India and the Malay peninsular and down to Borneo. From a German edition of the 'Histoire Generale des Voyages' by Prevost.

Condition: Uncoloured; fine dark impression, signs of old fold but otherwise good.

Size: 335 x 470mm (13¼ x 18½ inches).

Reference: 7018

Price: £180

Maldivae Insula.

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CLAESZ, Cornelius - BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1609.

A fine miniature map of the Maldive Islands, possibly engraved by Petrus Kaerius and probably published in the 'Map Treasury'. Latin text on verso. RARE.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light marginal toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 90 x 125mm (3½ x 5 inches).

Reference: 9778

Price: £98

Map of the Peninsular of India, from the 19th Degree of North Latitude, to Cape Comorin.

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WYLD, James.

Origin: London, 1844.

A finely detailed and large scale two sheet map of India, published in 'A New General Atlas of Modern Geography'. Shows the southern tip and as far north as Bombay.

Condition: Original outline colour; light marginal toning and soiling in places, very light print offsetting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 495 x 820mm (19½ x 32¼ inches).

Reference: 11355

Price: £280

Northern India.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

With engraved vignettes including; a tiger hunt, the British residence at Hyderabad and the ruins at Old Delhi. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal age-toning and light soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 250 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 10865

Price: £58

Overland Route to India.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851-.

Two maps on one sheet, the top one shows Europe and the bottom shows Arabia, Persia and India. Various routes are shown and one vignette shows a Camel Mail Train crossing the desert, there are also views of Madras, Bombay, Aden, Gibraltar, Malta and the Post Office, London. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light marginal age-toning and light soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 10869

Price: £160

Presqu' Isle de L'Inde...…

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1680.

India, with inset of Malabar shwon in greater detail.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning and minor water stain in margin, overall a fine example.

Size: 195 x 245mm (7¾ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 12987

Price: £98

Septima Asia. (Central Asia).

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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius.

Origin: Ulm, 1482-86.

A map of Central Asia, showing; Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Kazahstan, parts of Iran and a squashed Caspian Sea. The ancient Scythian kingdom dominates the top section of the map, to the east is a heavily wooded area named "Sacha Regio".

Condition: Fine original colour, woodcut; additional vertical folds (as well as centrefold), light spotting, short split to old fold top right, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 330 x 555mm (13 x 21¾ inches).

Reference: 12755

Price: £2800

Southern India including the Presidencies of Bombay & Madras.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

With six engraved vignettes including; a view of the fortress at Jaipur, the Government House, Calcutta and the tomb of Sultan Mahomed Shah, Bejapoor. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal age-toning and light soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 330 x 235mm (13 x 9¼ inches).

Reference: 10864

Price: £90

Thibet, Mongolia and Mandchouria.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

Featuring six beautifully engraved vignettes, including the Great Wall of China and the Palace of the Dalai Lama. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor spotting to engraved border and margins, otherwise good condition.

Size: 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13 inches).

Reference: 7726

Price: £52

[TAB. X. Asiae. Hae sunt E Cognitis Totius Orbis Prouincijs seu Præfecturis quas decima Asiæ tabula complectitur. India intra Gangem.]

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[PTOLEMY, Claudius.].

Origin: Lyon, Melchior & Gaspar Treschel, 1535.

One of the earliest maps to show northern India & Pakistan, using the projection developed by Claudius of Alexandria, c.100 AD. India itself is little more than a small peninsula, and most of the names are unrecognisable. However the courses of the Indus and Ganges are shown to the mountains in the north, albeit rather hypothetically. The title (as above) is on the verso, with Latin text and four finely-engraved decorative pillars as decoration that have in the past been attributed to Albrecht Dürer.

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor waterstain to lower margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 300 x 480mm (11¾ x 19 inches).

Reference: 11843

Price: £580