Antique Maps of Asia - Far East
Japan, China, Tartary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Korea

A New Map of East India.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1627-76.

Engraved by Francis Lamb for Speed's Prospect of the World. Although the Prospect first appeared in 1627 (two years before Speed's death), this map only appeared in the 1676 edition. It shows the East Indies from Formosa and the Philippines to the Indus. On the verso is a two-page English text "The Description of India".

Condition: Coloured, dark impression, good margins, thinning of paper at centrefold only visible when held up to light.

Size: 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 6067

Price: £1450

A New Map of East India.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1627-76.

Engraved by Francis Lamb for Speed's Prospect of the World. Although the Prospect first appeared in 1627 (two years before Speed's death), this map only appeared in the 1676 edition. Modelled closely on the earlier Dutch map of the area by De Wit, it shows the East Indies from Formosa and the Philippines to the Indus. On the verso is a two-page English text "The Description of India".

Condition: Finely coloured; expertly repaired lower centrefold, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 500mm (15¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 8965

Price: £1650

Arachan & Pegu.

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BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Judocus Hondius, 1616.

A miniature map of part of Bengal and Burma, names Pegu (Bago) and Siam. Possibly engraved by Salomon Rogiers. Uncommon.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light overall age-toning and minor marginal staining, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 95 x 135mm (3¾ x 5¼ inches).

Reference: 9092

Price: £150

Carte de L'Empire du Japon.

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, 1763.

From the 'Petit Atlas Francois', 5 vols. [in vol. 3].

Condition: Uncoloured; very slight age-toning, otherwise fine.

Size: 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12¼ inches).

Reference: 7676

Price: £320

Carte de L'Isle de Sumatra...

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1750.

A map of the Island of Sumatra and the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsular, also shows Singapore.

Condition: Uncoloured; cut close at bottom and lower left, with no loss of printed surface, otherwise good.

Size: 250 x 295mm (9¾ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 4897

Price: £98

Carte de L'Isle de Sumatra...

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1750.

A map of the Island of Sumatra and the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsular, also shows Singapore.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, trimmed close by the binder on the bottom margin, otherwise a good example.

Size: 250 x 295mm (9¾ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 10885

Price: £110

Carte du Japon et de la Corée.

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Le ROUGE, George Louis.

Origin: Paris, 1748.

An uncommon map of Japan and Korea, with decorative figured cartouche.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, very light soiling in the margins, overall very good condition.

Size: 205 x 275mm (8 x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 5919

Price: £320

China and Burmah.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, London Printing & Publishing Co., 1851.

With six attractive engraved vignettes including views of the British Factories in Canton, Hong Kong and Chinese Soldiers on horseback. 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 marginal soiling, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 260 x 320mm (10¼ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 7485

Price: £260

China veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1640, French text edition.

A classic cornerstone map of China and Japan. With highly decorative figured title cartouche. Korea is mapped as an island and the three main islands of Japan are shown greatly compressed in shape. The map is dedicated to Theodore Bas, a director of the East India Company.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light age-toning ot he edges of the paper, minor spotting to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 410 x 500mm (16¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 12719

Price: £1850

Chinois.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

An engraving of two Chinese figures in national dress, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 145 x 100mm (5¾ x 4 inches).

Reference: 13021

Price: £75

Die Insel Formosa neu abgemessen auf Befehl Kayser Kamhi

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STOCKLEIN, Joseph S.J.

Origin: Augsburg, 1726.

A rare early map of parts of the island of Formosa, based on the research of the Jesuits. From Part VI of Stocklein's German translation of the Jesuit Letters, 'Neuer Welt-bott', includes Father de Mailla's account of Formosa. Shows the Western coast of Formosa and mountainous central regions of the Island with the Pescadore Islands and mainland coast of Fujien. The author, Joseph Stocklein (fl. 1726 - 1748) was a Jesuit who was working in the first half of the eghteenth century.

Condition: Uncoloured; expertly repaired and laid on thick paper, now stable and a presentable example

Size: 180 x 230mm (7 x 9 inches).

Reference: 12313

Price: £680

Iaponiæ Nova Descriptio.

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JANSSON, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1636.

The second state of the Hondius map, with a new title cartouche and a galleon replacing the junk (without changing the script that describes it as a Japanese vessel). The pagination letter "S" is ink mss. Closely copied from Ortelius, there is a note on Korea stating that there is doubt whether it is an island or part of the mainland.

Condition: Fine colouring; overall a fine example, with only very minor marginal defects.

Size: 345 x 445mm (13½ x 17½ inches).

Reference: 4543

Price: £1450

Iaponia.

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HONDIUS, Jodocus.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1606-, French text edition.

Closely copied from the Ortelius, with a note on Korea stating that there is doubt whether it is an island or part of mainland China. A fine map.

Condition: Fine original colour; very light overall age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 445mm (13½ x 17½ inches).

Reference: 11684

Price: £1500

Iedo.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

An engraved view of Jedo (Tokyo) in Japan from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13026

Price: £65

Ile de Baly ou Petite Java.

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1765.

Bali, probably engraved by Schley for a French edition of Prevost, with an inset view of the King's Palace.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor waterstain to left margin, two small worm holes in lower margin, signs of old vertical folds from book, otherwise a good example.

Size: 200 x 230mm (7¾ x 9 inches).

Reference: 8227

Price: £140

Iles De L'Amirauté.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart of New Britain, Manus Island, New Hanover and New Ireland, the islands around the Bismark Sea north of Papua New Guinea.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall fine condition.

Size: 470 x 540mm (18½ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 12797

Price: £90

Imperio del Giappone.

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[TIRION, Isaac.].

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740.

A map of Japan after Isacc Trion and published in 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'.

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

Size: 250 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 9770

Price: £480

Independent Tartary.

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TALLIS, John.

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

The lands to the east of the Caspian Sea, with engraved vignettes of Tartar life, including a curios 'Bride Chase' a marriage custom of the Tartars. 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 spotting, otherwise fine.

Size: 250 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 7497

Price: £35

Indiæ Orientalis Nova Descriptio.

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JANSSON, Johannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, 1606,, French text edition.

This is a landmark map, being the first printed record of the discoveries made by the Dutch ship "Dufken" on route to Cape York in Australia, despite the 27 years that had passed since the voyage! The Dutch East India Company suppressed the knowledge of the discoveries until it was learned how profitable Australia would be, but it is believed it was leaked from the Blaeu firm, the official cartographers to the Company. Two years later Blaeu issued his version, but it must have been galling to have known the secrets for nearly thirty years and be beaten to publication by his fiercest rival.

Condition: Original colour, light age-toning and minor marginal defects otherwise very good.

Size: 395 x 510mm (15½ x 20 inches).

Reference: 4673

Price: £1250

India Orientalis.

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MERCATOR, Gerard. - HONDIUS, Henricus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1606 -, Latin text edition.

First published in 1606 by Jodocus Hondius this map of the East Indies from India to China and down to Borneo, shows the Philippine Islands, the Malay Peninsular, Siam, Cambodia and Borneo in some detail.

Condition: Fine original colour; minor defects to centrefold, mostly confined to the lower section in the margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 355 x 485mm (14 x 19 inches).

Reference: 10886

Price: £1450

Indie IV° Foglio.

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ZATTA, Antonio.

Origin: Venice, 1784.

The East Indies, shows the Malay Peninsular, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Southern Philippines and across to New Guinea. From 'Atlante Novissimo'.

Condition: Original colour; very light marginal staining, otherwise a good example.

Size: 300 x 400mm (11¾ x 15¾ inches).

Reference: 8467

Price: £320

Isole di Sunda, Borneo, Sumatra, Iava Grande &c.

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[TIRION, Isaac.].

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Albrizzi, 1740.

A map of South-east Asia from 'Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo'. Covers; Malaysia, Indonesia and Borneo. Also shows and names Sincapoera (sic).

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

Size: 280 x 370mm (11 x 14½ inches).

Reference: 9768

Price: £380

Japan & Corea.

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TALLIS, John.

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

A decorative steel-plate engraving, with inset views of Jedo, the State barge and Korean dress. 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; one or two light marginal spots, otherwise a fine example.

Size: unknown

Reference: 7621

Price: £170

Japonnois.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

An fine engraving of two Japanese figures in national dress, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 155 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13027

Price: £48

L'Impero del Giapon...…

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ZATTA, Antonio.

Origin: Venice, 1785.

A map of Japan, with decorative cartouche. From 'Atlante Novissimo'.

Condition: Original colour; very light marginal staining, some old ink annotation in the upper margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 320 x 410mm (12½ x 16¼ inches).

Reference: 8510

Price: £580

La Chine.

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AA, Pieter Van der.

Origin: Leiden, c.1713-14.

An uncommon map of China with highly decorative title cartouche.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor staining to map and lower margin, signs of old folds, otherwise fine.

Size: 225 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾ inches).

Reference: 7864

Price: £290

Les Isles Molucques; Celebes, Gilolo &c...

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

A map of the East Indies engraved by Anthony de Winter. The map covers the Spice Islands, with insets of Banda, Bachian and the Moluccas. Terra des Papous is shown as an island separated from New Guinea, following the error that began in 1590's.

Condition: Coloured; very light age-toning to margins, overall a fine example.

Size: 190 x 245mm (7½ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 12939

Price: £180

Les Isles de la Sonde, entre lesquelles sont Sumatra, Iava, Borneo, &c.

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SANSON, Nicolas.

Origin: Paris, c.1660.

A map of the East Indies, showing the Malay Peninsular with Sinca pura named and the islands of Sumatra, Java and Borneao, engraved by Antony de Winter.

Condition: Coloured; light staining in the margins, overall a fine example.

Size: 195 x 250mm (7¾ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 12986

Price: £210

Malay Archipelago, or East India Islands.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

A decorative steel-plate engraving, with engraved 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; trimmed by the binder along the bottom edge, with some loss of the publishers imprint, minor marginal soiling and light age-toning, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 265 x 330mm (10½ x 13 inches).

Reference: 10913

Price: £160

Miaco.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

An engraved view of Miaco (Kyoto) in Japan from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13019

Price: £65

Nieuwe Kaart van de Filippynsche, Ladrones, Moluccos of Specery Eilanden. Als mede Celebes etc.

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TIRION, Isaak.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1744.

The whole of the Philippine islands, also shows Borneo, Java, New Guinea.

Condition: Fine original colour; minor age-tonig and spotting, otherwise very good.

Size: 285 x 330mm (11¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 5917

Price: £350

Nieuwe Kaart van't Keizerryk Japan.

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TIRION, Isaak.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1735, Dutch version.

A Dutch language version of Tirion's map, in turn a version of Kämpfer's map, the first European printed map to use Japanese sources, although the Sino-Japanese characters of the original are removed. Published in 'Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas'.

Condition: Original colour; minor staining and soiling to margins and a very slight sign of colour offsettin on the compass rose, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 280 x 320mm (11 x 12½ inches).

Reference: 7618

Price: £480

Nova Guinea et In. Salomonis.

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BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1600 -, French text.

A miniature map of New Guinea, possibly the first printed map to accurately portray the country, engraved by P. van den Keere. Published by Cornelius Claesz in his 'Map Treasury'.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age toning, minor show through of text from verso, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 90 x 130mm (3½ x 5 inches).

Reference: 10620

Price: £190

Palais de Jedo.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

Palace, Tokyo, a residency of the Japanese Emperor. From 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light age-toning to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13028

Price: £48

Palais de Jedo.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

Palace, Tokyo, a residency of the Japanese Emperor. From 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light age-toning to margins, light toning to the image, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13029

Price: £46

Partie De L'Archi. De La Nlle. Ireland.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart of the eastern end of the island of New Ireland, with other islands around the Bismark Sea north of Papua New Guinea.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall fine condition.

Size: 470 x 540mm (18½ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 12798

Price: £68

Partie De L'Isle De Bornéo.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart of the eastern part of Borneo and the west coast of Sulawesi (Celebes), showing the Makassar Strait.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall fine condition.

Size: 470 x 540mm (18½ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 12794

Price: £90

Partie De L'Isle De Bornéo.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart of the north western part of Borneo and Malaysia (Sarawak).

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall fine condition.

Size: 470 x 540mm (18½ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 12795

Price: £90

Partie De L'Isle De Sumarta.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart showing the western part of Sumatra, published in the "Atlas Universel de Géographie

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 470 x 565mm (18½ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12648

Price: £110

Partie De L'Isle De Sumarta.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart showing the northern part of Sumatra, published in the "Atlas Universel de Géographie

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 470 x 565mm (18½ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12650

Price: £150

Partie De L'Isle Sumarta.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart showing the southern part of Sumatra, the island of Belitung and southern Borneo, published in the "Atlas Universel de Géographie

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 470 x 565mm (18½ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12647

Price: £110

Partie De La Nouvelle Guinée.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart showing the western end of New Guinea, published in the "Atlas Universel de Géographie

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 470 x 560mm (18½ x 22 inches).

Reference: 12642

Price: £90

Partie De La Nouvelle Guinée.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart of the north western part of New Guinea (West Papua) or Irian Jaya

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall fine condition.

Size: 470 x 540mm (18½ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 12796

Price: £75

Partie Des Iles Moluques.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart showing the islands of the Moluccas, published in the "Atlas Universel de Géographie

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 470 x 565mm (18½ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12644

Price: £65

Partie de L'Inde au de la du Gange...…

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

Two maps on one sheet: Thailand and the Malaysian Peninsular. Engraved by Antony de Winter.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the margins, overall a fine example.

Size: 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 13018

Price: £160

Partie de L'Isle de Java.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A detailed map of the western end of the islands of Java, naming Batavia (Jakarta), published in the "Atlas Universel de Géographie

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 465 x 565mm (18¼ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12626

Price: £130

Partie de L'Isle de Java.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A detailed map of the eastern end of the islands of Java, published in the "Atlas Universel de Géographie

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 465 x 565mm (18¼ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12627

Price: £90

Peking.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

An engraved view of Peking, showing the Freat Wall, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13020

Price: £90

Plan du Port et de la Ville de Nangasaki.

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1736.

A detailed plan of the city and port of Nagasaki on the Japanese island of Kyushu, engraved by D. Heulland probably for the "Histoire Generale des Voyages" by Prevost.

Condition: Coloured; signs of old folds from a smaller volume, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 200 x 445mm (7¾ x 17½ inches).

Reference: 11562

Price: £180

Prèsqu 'Ile De Malacca.

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VANDERMAELEN, Phillipe Marie Guillaume.

Origin: Brussels, 1827.

A chart showing the southern part of Malaysia, naming Malaka, and showing the island of Singapore, also the Strait of Singapore, published in the "Atlas Universel de Géographie

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 470 x 565mm (18½ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12646

Price: £480

Regni D'Aracan del Pegu di Siam di Camboge e di Laos.

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ZATTA, Antonio.

Origin: Venice, 1785.

A fine map of Thailand, Cambodia, Indo-China and Malaysia, showing the area from the Gulf of Bengal to Hainan, also shows the Straits of Malaca and most of Sumatra. This map was issued in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo, a monumental 4 volume work and one of the last great decorative atlases. Antonio Zatta was a leading European cartographer and publisher in Venice, 1775-1785.

Condition: Original outline colour; light toning and minor soiling mainly to the margins, overall a good example.

Size: 395 x 310mm (15½ x 12¼ inches).

Reference: 4061

Price: £280

Royaume du Iapon...…

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BRIET, Philippe.

Origin: Paris, Pierre Mariette, 1658 -.

The islands of Japan by Philippe Briet (1601-68) a Jesuit from Abbeville. Briet published atlases in 1648-49 and 53, none of which contained a map of Japan. This example, a later state with the addition of Ou Saycock (Kyushu) and ou Tokoesi (Shikoku) probably comes from the Nicholas Sanson atlas.

Condition: Original colour; very light stain, hardly noticable, manuscript 'Le Japon' on the blank verso, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 375 x 520mm (14¾ x 20½ inches).

Reference: 8277

Price: £1250

Sumatra insula.

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BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Judocus Hondius, 1616.

A miniature map of Sumatra. Possibly engraved by Salomon Rogiers. Uncommon.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light overall age-toning and minor marginal staining, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 100 x 135mm (4 x 5¼ inches).

Reference: 9108

Price: £160

Tartaria.

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MERCATOR, Gerard - HONDIUS, Henricus.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1606, French text edition.

A very decorative map of Russia from Moscow to the Bering Strait. Shows the Great Wall and is decorated with a caravan and native figures. Also shows Alaska and Korea as an island.

Condition: Fine original colour; light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 495mm (13½ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 10566

Price: £680

Terre de Jesso.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

The northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, but due to a cartographical error shows the island joined to Ostrov Sahalin, also shows the northern tip of Honshu. From 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light age-toning to the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 105mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13033

Price: £110

Undecima Asiae Tabula.

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PTOLEMY, Claudius.

Origin: Strassburg, Joannes Schott. 1513-20.

One of the earliest maps of Malaysia available. A Ptolemaic map of the region by Martin Waldseemüller, using the projection developed by Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria, c.100 AD. The River Ganges is shown to the mountains in the north, albeit rather hypothetically.

Condition: Woodcut; some expert restoration in the lower margin and to the centrefold area, only visible when held up to the light, light soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 385 x 490mm (15¼ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 12492

Price: £3250