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DE BRY, Th.,  Chinensium in Bantam Superstitio et idololatria. 18. ( How the Chinese worship their idols in Bantam), antique map, old maps DE BRY, Th. - Chinensium in Bantam Superstitio et idololatria. 18. ( How the Chinese worship their idols in Bantam)
Frankfurt, 1609, Uncoloured.. 137x177mm. Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. In very good condition, dark impression.
How the Chinese worship their idols in Bantam. As can be seen here, the Chinese worship their idol, which takes the form of a devil. They lay offerings of fruit on an altar before the idol. Then they bow right down on the ground, remaining there until they think the idol has had enough of the fruit... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 80 - 90)

Starting bid
$ 60
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
JOLLAIN, F.,  La Reine de la chine., antique map, old maps JOLLAIN, F. - La Reine de la chine.
Paris, ca. 1685, Uncoloured.. 275x195mm. Good and dark impression.
Very rare and decorative costume plate. In the background : Palais Royal Peking. Beneath the plate a descriptive text about the Queen of China.
Bears the address : Se vend a Paris chez F. Jollain l aine Rue St Jacques a la Ville de Cologne avec Pr. du R.
Jollain (François) l Aine, son of Gerar...
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Estimate
($ 400 - 500)

Starting bid
$ 300
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
CHATELAIN, H.,  Description d'un des plus fameux temples des Chinois.., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Description d'un des plus fameux temples des Chinois..
Amsterdam, ca. 1720, Uncoloured.. 370x430mm. Repair of split lower part center fold. A good and dark impression.
This impressive engraving is a wonderful example of Chatelain’s elegant plates.
Divided in 3 panels, respectively showing the most important gods in the Chinese deities system, a pagoda, Pussa, one of the Chinese gods.
With exhaustive information about the 3 subjects in tables at th...
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Estimate
($ 120 - 175)

Starting bid
$ 60
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
VAN DER AA, P., La Ville de Xantsui dans la Chine., antique map, old maps VAN DER AA, P. - La Ville de Xantsui dans la Chine.
Leiden, c. 1725, Uncoloured.. 195x310mm. A strong impression, large margins, fine condition.
An attractive town-view of the town of Xantsui. Pieter van der Aa was a prolific publisher. He published a.o. "Naaukeurige versameling der gedenkwaardigste zee- en land-reysen", a series of accounts of voyages (1706-08) and "Galérie agréable du monde", completed in 1729.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 120 - 140)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DE RENNEVILLE, R.A.C.,  Palais de Lamthau à la Chine., antique map, old maps DE RENNEVILLE, R.A.C. - Palais de Lamthau à la Chine.
Amsterdam, J.F. Bernard, 1725, Uncoloured.. 145x200mm. Good condition. Folds as issued. Dark impression.
View of a Mandarin's Palace at Lantau Island, showing the palace wall, 3 gates and guards in the inner palace where the Mandarin meets with the officers.. Tome 3 Page 392 in upper right corner.
From the French reissue of the account of early Dutch voyages first published in 1608 by Commelin. T...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 75)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
CHATELAIN, H.,  Habillemens d'hommes et de femmes de diverses provinces de la Chine avec un des plus beaux monumens de ce païs là., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Habillemens d'hommes et de femmes de diverses provinces de la Chine avec un des plus beaux monumens de ce païs là.
Amsterdam, 1728, Uncoloured.. 375x426mm. Repair of a small spilt in lower part center fold, 5cm into engraved area. A good and dark impression.
In top a view of a bridge in Xensi Province bordered by eleven examples of Chinese dress from different provinces. Showing various people in their typical dress including physicians, religious figures, royalty, soldiers, farmers and commoners from Hunan, Sichuan, Shanxi, Huqueng, Chekiang, Tartary, ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 120 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
CHATELAIN, H.,  Habillement de l'Empereur de la Chine & des Dames de son Palais.., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Habillement de l'Empereur de la Chine & des Dames de son Palais..
Amsterdam, ca. 1728, Uncoloured.. 375x430mm. A good and dark impression. Very good condition.
This impressive engraving is a wonderful example of Chatelain’s elegant plates.
Divided in 3 panels, showing examples of costumes of Chinese ladies and those of the king of China.

Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) was the father of Henri Abraham (1684-1743) and Zacharie Junior (1690-1754)....
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Estimate
($ 180 - 250)

Starting bid
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
DU HALDE, Jean-Baptist.,  Mandarins, or place-men from du Halde/ Females from du Halde., antique map, old maps DU HALDE, Jean-Baptist. - Mandarins, or place-men from du Halde/ Females from du Halde.
London, ca. 1738, Uncoloured.. 380x240mm. In good condition, with slight offsetting only. Good impression.
Two copperplate engravings on one plate from Duhalde's 'A description of the Empire of China and Chinese Tartary, together with the Kingdoms of Korea & Tibet.
The first shows a Mandarin Tartar, and China Mandarin dressed for war, together with Mandarins of government in their summer and winter...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 80)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BOWEN, E., A View of the Town and Castle of Macao., antique map, old maps BOWEN, E. - A View of the Town and Castle of Macao.
London, 1744, Uncoloured.. 202x307mm. Good example with dark impression. Some faint toning, and spotting. Light text offsetting.
Nice view of the town seen from the sea. Numerous buildings and ships shown. With the British ship Centurion in the foreground firing cannons, and the return fire is seen from the castle. Identifies also the Manilla Ship.

Published in John Harris important work Navigantium atque Itiner...
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Estimate
($ 150 - 200)

Bid received
$ 120
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BEAUVAIS,  1. Seigneure Delassa tirés de Grueber. 2. Trophée à l'honneur du Grand Lama. (Tibet)., antique map, old maps BEAUVAIS - 1. Seigneure Delassa tirés de Grueber. 2. Trophée à l'honneur du Grand Lama. (Tibet).
Paris, ca. 1750, Uncoloured.. 115x67mm. Very good condition. Copper engraved print full plate mark and good margins.
Fanciful European depiction of people from Tibet and Lhassa. A somewhat larger image appeared in "Abbe A.F. Prévost, Histoire Generale des Voyages".... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 10 - 25)

Starting bid
$ 5
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
PROBST,G.B.,  Le dedans du Palais de l'Empereur de Chine à Peking., antique map, old maps PROBST,G.B. - Le dedans du Palais de l'Empereur de Chine à Peking.
Augsburg, 1760, Original colours.. 310x405mm. Paper slightly washed and cleaned. General in good condition.
This so called optical print shows the imperial palace, the Forbidden City in Peking, China. In the foreground a large courtyard is depicted, surrounded by buildings. Three large buildings with yellow roofs stand out. On the left side of the square people stand in front of a stage. On the right a pr... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 300 - 400)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
FERRARIO, G.,  [ XL. Sepolcro di un Grande]., antique map, old maps FERRARIO, G. - [ XL. Sepolcro di un Grande].
Milan, 1827, In attractive strong original colours.. 150x217mm. Very good condition.
Aquatint depicting the tomb engraved by L. Rolsi. Plate N°40.

From Giulio Ferrario's work Le Costume Ancien et Moderne ou Histoire du gouvernement, de la milice, de la religion, des arts, sciences et usages de tous les peuples anciens et modernes d'après les monuments de l'antiquité et...
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Estimate
($ 30 - 40)

Starting bid
$ 20
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
PETERMANN, A., Der Canton-Strom, meistens nach den Englischen Aufnahmen von 1840-1857., antique map, old maps PETERMANN, A. - Der Canton-Strom, meistens nach den Englischen Aufnahmen von 1840-1857.
Gotha, 1858, Original lithographic printed colour. 245x410mm. Map is foxed as can been seen in the illustration. Otherwise in very good condition, no tears or separation, bright colours, borders as usual.
A map of the Pearl River from the mouth to the city of Canton, that includes Hong Kong, Lantau Island, Macao, the West River and a detailed inset plan of the island of Shamian in Canton.
Depths marked in English fathoms (one fathom = six feet)....
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Estimate
($ 125 - 150)

Bid received
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
TELBERG, George, G., Map of Tsingtao., antique map, old maps TELBERG, George, G. - Map of Tsingtao.
Tsingtao, ca. 1930's, Lithograph printed. 458x550mm. Original fold lines, three vertical and two horizontal. In very fine condition.
A street map of the city of Tsingtao, published by George G. Telberg's International Bookstore.
Litho printed in blue and yellow. Includes all the city's main landmarks: the Bay, Harbour, Race-course, Railway Station, Bismark Fort, etc....
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Estimate
($ 150 - 180)

Starting bid
$ 100
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2