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LANGENES,  Iava Maior., antique map, old maps LANGENES - Iava Maior.
Amsterdam, Cornelis Claes, 1606, Uncoloured.. 85x122mm. A very good and dark impression.
Very fine miniature map of Java, engraved by Benjamin Wright (1575-1613). This early map contains detailed geography and nomenclature around the northern coastline of the island. Uncommon.

First published in 1598 in his Caert-Thresoor, the plates were executed by the most famous engravers...
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$ 450
Approx. Euro 387  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DE BRY, Th.,  Rex Balius Preciosissimo Curru., antique map, old maps DE BRY, Th. - Rex Balius Preciosissimo Curru.
Frankfurt, 1609, Uncoloured.. 143x173mm. Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. In mint condition, dark impression. Size of sheet 305x200mm.
How the people of Bali transport their King. According to deBry: there are many horses on the island of Bali but they are small and only the simple folk ride them. Those who are more distinguished let their slaves carry them, or they ride in wagons drawn by buffalo. When we first arrived, the king o... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 100
Approx. Euro 86  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
LODEWYCKSZ, Willem,  [Bantam]., antique map, old maps LODEWYCKSZ, Willem - [Bantam].
Amsterdam, Cornille Nicolas, 1609, Uncoloured.. 145x212mm. Plate is in good condition, slightly creased left margin, and minor worming to upper left margin. Good impression. Set in French text.
Text engravings from "Premier livre de l'histoire de la navigation aux Indes Orientales, par les hollandois, et des choses a eux advenues . . . ", being the classic account of the first Dutch voyage to the East Indies under the command of Cornelis de Houtman. the expedition left in 1595, after Holla... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 80
Approx. Euro 69  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
CHATELAIN, H.,  Carte de l'Ile de Java., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Carte de l'Ile de Java.
Amsterdam, 1720, Uncoloured.. 376x865mm. Printed from two plates. Paper slightly browned. Very slight oxidation due to offsetting of ink. Small hole (8x8mm.) filled in. A good and dark impression. Wide margins.
An inset plan of Batavia and clearly indicated rice fields, mountains, forests, towns in profile and even elephants suggest the wealth of detail found on this map. Modeled on Hadrien Reland's important Dutch map of a few years earlier, the superb topographical detail is complemented by drapery style... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,290  

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Condition Rating: 3
HARREVELT, E. van / CHANGUION, D. J.,  Nouvelle carte de l'Isle de Java., antique map, old maps HARREVELT, E. van / CHANGUION, D. J. - Nouvelle carte de l'Isle de Java.
Amsterdam, 1773, In original colours.. 204x435mm. In very fine condition.
A very nice map centred on the island of Java.
With French text in title cartouche and an additional title in Dutch underneath the map.

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$ 200
Approx. Euro 172  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Java cities
VANDER AA, P.,  Waere affbeeldinge wegens het casteel ende stadt Batavia., antique map, old maps VANDER AA, P. - Waere affbeeldinge wegens het casteel ende stadt Batavia.
Leiden, 1719, Uncoloured.. 265x355mm. In good condition. Very dark impression. Paper very slightly age toned.
A good impression of this finely engraved and detailed plan of Batavia, present-day Jakarta, the Dutch center of trading activities in the East Indies. Copied after Clement de Jonghe's map on a smaller scale, with one major alteration: the coastline in front of the fortress as curving inwards. the r... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 600
Approx. Euro 516  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
VANDER AA, P.,  Ware affbeeldinge wegens het casteel ende stadt Batavia. . ., antique map, old maps VANDER AA, P. - Ware affbeeldinge wegens het casteel ende stadt Batavia. . .
Leiden, 1719, Uncoloured.. 265x355mm. In good condition. Very dark impression. Paper very slightly age toned.
A reduced version of Clement de Jonghe (1650) plan of Jakarta from 1650. The town plan has a vignette at the bottom showing Jakarta from the sea with the volcanoes Mount Gede, Mount Pangrnago and Mount Salak in the background.

Engraved for Arnoldus Montanus "Gedenkwaerdige gesantschappen...
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$ 500
Approx. Euro 430  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
HEYDT, J. W.,  Allerneuester geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien. . ., antique map, old maps HEYDT, J. W. - Allerneuester geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien. . .
Wilhermsdorf, Tetscher u. Nürnberg, Homanns Erben, 1744, Uncoloured.. 225x280mm. Contemp. calf oblong folio. With 2 engraved title pages,10, 255 pp.
Some usual browning, some spotting and thumbing in places, few marginal defects, slight marginal water staining to first leaves.
With 85 engraved plates and maps. Only the first part of the book describing Jakarta and Colombo. Some pages with browning and underlayment to title and a few page, but general good. Plates are dark impressions.
An early issue of this important book by Johann Wolfgang Heydt's describing the Dutch factories, settlements and stations at the hands of the Dutch East India Company in Africa and Asia. Illustrated with two engraved titles and 85 (of 115) engraved plates (including a few maps), by Seeligmann, Hoff... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 2,750
Approx. Euro 2,365  

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Condition Rating: 3
PROBST, G.B.,  Vue de L'Hotel de Batavie. . ., antique map, old maps PROBST, G.B. - Vue de L'Hotel de Batavie. . .
Augsburg, 1750, Original colours.. 268x398mm. Lower margin cut off, lower line and name of the publisher lost.
A so-called optical print of Fatahillah Square in Jakarta, Indonesia, prepared for use in a light-box or an amusing light-show. This richly hand coloured print is much perforated, windows are cut out, and then a thin transparent paper is mounted at the back and tipped with colour over the perforatio... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 750
Approx. Euro 645  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4