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PTOLEMEE, C. / FRIES. L.,  Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini mathematicor[um] ...Octo libri Geographie. . ., antique map, old maps PTOLEMEE, C. / FRIES. L. - Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini mathematicor[um] ...Octo libri Geographie. . .
Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1522, Uncoloured.. 405x285mm. Folio, title printed in red and black within elaborate woodcut border, 27 double-page maps of the ancient world, 22 double-page maps of the modern world, one full-page map of Lotharingia on verso of map of Scandinavia (34), together 50 woodcut maps. Restored binding using the contemporary blind-stamped calf, 2 illegible stamps on title-page.
Third edition of "Géographie" by Ptolemy and published in Strasbourg. Illustrated with 50 maps engraved in wood.
One of the more important maps is showing the earliest printed representation of the China and Japan region in a European Atlas.
The map draws from information derived from Marco...
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$ 85,000
Approx. Euro 75,650  

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Condition Rating: 3
MÜNSTER,S.,  Die länder Asie nach irer gelegenheit biss in Indiam werden in diser tafel verzeichnet., antique map, old maps MÜNSTER,S. - Die länder Asie nach irer gelegenheit biss in Indiam werden in diser tafel verzeichnet.
Basle, c.1550, Coloured.. 256x343mm. Wood block printed map. Very good condition.
One of the first European maps of Asia. Although quite crude, Münster's map does significantly improve upon the Ptolemaic model for the area. The coast of China begins to emerge in recognizable form, although Japan is not shown yet.
Münster's highly important map of Asia, a veritable masterpie...
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$ 1,650
Approx. Euro 1,469  

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Condition Rating: 2
MÜNSTER, S.,  Die länder Asie nach irer gelegenheit biss in Indiam werden in diser tafel verzeichnet., antique map, old maps MÜNSTER, S. - Die länder Asie nach irer gelegenheit biss in Indiam werden in diser tafel verzeichnet.
Basle, c.1550, Coloured.. 256x343mm. Wood block printed map. Very good condition.
One of the first European maps of Asia. Although quite crude, Münster's map does significantly improve upon the Ptolemaic model for the area. The coast of China begins to emerge in recognizable form, although Japan is not shown yet.
Münster's highly important map of Asia, a veritable masterpie...
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$ 2,200
Approx. Euro 1,958  

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Condition Rating: 2
ORTELIUS, A.,  Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio. Auctore Ludovico Georgio., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio. Auctore Ludovico Georgio.
Antwerp, 1584, In attractive strong original colours.. 365x470mm. In mint condition. Latin text on verso.
The first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas, west to the top. The first state without "las Philiooinas" somewhere in 1587 added to the plate. When this map appeared, it was by far the most accurate one of China.
Japan is shown on a curious curved projection reminiscent of Portugues...
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$ 7,000
Approx. Euro 6,230  

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Condition Rating: 2
PORCACCHI, T.,  Descittione del Mappamondo., antique map, old maps PORCACCHI, T. - Descittione del Mappamondo.
Venice, ca.1586, Coloured.. 70x140mm. Very good condition. Good margins.
A fine miniature oval map of the world engraved by Girolamo Porro. It is a reduction of Giovanni Francesco Camocio's superb large map of 1567, one of the last in the long line of derivatives from Gastaldi's prototype of 1546. North America is separated from Asia by a narrow straight with Giapan (Jap... (Go to Item Page)
$ 450
Approx. Euro 401  

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Condition Rating: 3
ORTELIUS, A.,  Tartariae sive Magni Chami Imperium., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Tartariae sive Magni Chami Imperium.
Antwerp, c. 1590, In attractive strong original colours.. 382x500mm. Paper very slightly age-toned. Dark impression, printed on heavy paper. Some light offsetting due to oxidation of ink and colours. With French text on verso.
This is a very early depiction of the northern Pacific, with the first mapping of Northwest Coast of America and probably the first map to name California 'C. Califormio' and showing the name 'Sierra nevada' along the west coast.
Its main feature is the STRETTO DI ANIAN. This increased the pu...
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$ 1,750
Approx. Euro 1,558  

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Condition Rating: 3
VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H.,  Exacta & accurata.. Regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja.., antique map, old maps VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H. - Exacta & accurata.. Regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja..
Amsterdam, 1595, In very attractive original colours.. 384x520mm. In very good condition, printed on thick paper. Repair of split center fold. Printed on very thick paper.
Very attractive original colours.
One of the earliest presentations of Korea on a map. ...the Far East and the Malay Archipelago are represented in such detail as was known only to the Portuguese at that time and had never before shown on a printed map. (Schilder) The distinctive shape of Japan here is found only on portolan... (Go to Item Page)
$ 25,000
Approx. Euro 22,250  

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Condition Rating: 2
MAGINI, G.A.,  Tartariae Imperium.., antique map, old maps MAGINI, G.A. - Tartariae Imperium..
Cologne, 1597, Uncoloured.. 125x170mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Very good condition.
Map of Tartary, Japan and California, printed by Petrus Keschedt in Cologne. The map is a reduced version of the Abraham Ortelius map of 1570, with only a small amount of information missing, none of it in America. Japan is spelled IAPA
The map identifies China and Japan, but not Korea....
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$ 500
Approx. Euro 445  

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Condition Rating: 3
ORTELIUS, A.,  Japoniae insulae descriptio., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Japoniae insulae descriptio.
Antwerp, 1598, In attractive colours.. 356x484mm. Wide margins. From a French text edition.
The first printed map of Japan to appear in an atlas, in a first state. It was drawn by the Portuguese Jesuit Luiz Teixeira and depicts Korea as an island. Japan was probably identified with the island Zipangu , described by Marco Polo in the 13th. century.
Page number on verso is 108...
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$ 6,500
Approx. Euro 5,785  

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Condition Rating: 2
ORTELIUS, A.,  Maris Pacifici., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Maris Pacifici.
Antwerp, 1598, In original colours.. 344x498mm. Very good impression. Some discolouration of paper. Dutch text on verso.
Paper slightly age toned and some light water staining, mainly visible on verso. A small printer's crease lower right corner.
Attractive original colours.
From the rare Dutch text edition of the Theatrum of which according to van den Broecke only 100 copies are printed.
This was the first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific, and the first to name North and South America separately. It includes most of North and South America, with a v...
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$ 7,500
Approx. Euro 6,675  

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Condition Rating: 3
DE BRY, Th.,  Christophorus Columus Ligur Indiarum  Prim invet A°1492, antique map, old maps DE BRY, Th. - Christophorus Columus Ligur Indiarum Prim invet A°1492
Frankfurt a.M. 1597 - 1599, Uncoloured.. 155x130mm. Very fine condition. Right hand margin a bit short. Dark impression.
Very decorative portrait of Christopher Columbus (c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506), engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528-1593) and published in Jean Jacques Boissard, "Icones Virorum Illustrium".

Columbus was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in north-w...
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$ 500
Approx. Euro 445  

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Condition Rating: 2
DE BRY, Th.,  Johannes Hugonis a Linschoten  Haerlemensis aeta 35 A° 1598 Soufrir pour parvenir., antique map, old maps DE BRY, Th. - Johannes Hugonis a Linschoten Haerlemensis aeta 35 A° 1598 Soufrir pour parvenir.
Frankfurt a.M. 1597 - 1599, Uncoloured.. 155x130mm. Very fine condition. Dark impression.
Very decorative portrait of Jan Huyghen van Linschoten (1563, Haarlem – 8 February 1611, Enkhuizen), engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528-1593) and published in Jean Jacques Boissard, "Icones Virorum Illustrium".

Jan Huyghen van Linschoten was a Dutch Protestant merchant, traveller and h...
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$ 400
Approx. Euro 356  

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Condition Rating: 2
ORTELIUS, A.,  IAPONIAE INSULAE DESCRIPTIO. Ludoico Teisera auctore., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - IAPONIAE INSULAE DESCRIPTIO. Ludoico Teisera auctore.
Antwerp, 1601, In attractive strong original colours.. 350x480mm. Mint condition. Some very light marginal discolouration along center fold. Extra ordinary fine colouring.
From a Latin text edition, according to Marcel van den Broecke published in 1601.
RARE in this perfect condition. The map was based upon the manuscript draft supplied to Ortelius in about 1592 by the famous official Portuguese chart maker, Luis Teixeira , who was the cartographer to the court of the Spanish King. -Korea is shown as an elongated island whilst Japan is shown with j... (Go to Item Page)
$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 3,115  

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Condition Rating: 1
ORTELIUS, A.,  Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur) cum regionaribus circumiacentibus, insulisque in eodem passim sparsis, novissima descripto., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur) cum regionaribus circumiacentibus, insulisque in eodem passim sparsis, novissima descripto.
Antwerp, 1590-1603, In attractive colours.. 344x498mm. Very good condition. Very good impression. Latin text on verso.
This was the first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific, and the first to name North and South America separately. It includes most of North and South America, with a vast Terra Australia Sive Magellanica Nondum Detecta which slopes north sharply to join with Java a myth started by Mercat... (Go to Item Page)
$ 8,000
Approx. Euro 7,120  

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Condition Rating: 2
ORTELIUS, A.,  Asiae nova descriptio., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Asiae nova descriptio.
Antwerp, 1603, Coloured.. 370x485mm. Large margins. Very fine condition.
Ortelius' fine map of Asia well represents the continent at a time when Europeans were expanding their power in the Far East. The Indian subcontinent and Malaysian peninsula are easily recognizable. Ceylon and Sumatra are correctly placed, though their shape leaves something to be desired. The Phili... (Go to Item Page)
$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,780  

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Condition Rating: 3
MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J.,  Asia., antique map, old maps MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J. - Asia.
Amsterdam, 1608, Uncoloured.. 153x193mm. Paper browned. Lower and right margins cut short, as issued. Minor marginal water stain upper left, hardly noticeable.
Map of Asia with an over-sized Korea and a curious shape for Japan, from the first French-text edition of Jodocus Hondius' Atlas Minor.
Shortly after the publication of the big folio-atlases the need was apparently felt for a smaller-sized atlas, one that would be handier and above all, cheaper.<...
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$ 300
Approx. Euro 267  

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Condition Rating: 4
ORTELIUS, A.,  Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis. . ., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis. . .
Antwerp, 1608, Coloured.. 366x469mm. Repair of split lower part center fold, 5cm. Into engraved area. Repair of 3cm. tear, with remains of discolouration of old tape, next to title cartouche. For the rest in very good condition.
The first printed map of China. It is signed by Ludovico Georgio, whose real name was Luis Jorge de Barbuda. He was a Portuguese Jesuit cartographer and besides that a spy for his Spanish employers. He also produced an early history of China from which of the information for this map must have been ... (Go to Item Page)
$ 6,000
Approx. Euro 5,340  

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Condition Rating: 3
ORTELIUS, A.,  Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio. auctore Ludovico Georgio., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio. auctore Ludovico Georgio.
Antwerp, (1584) 1612, In original colours.. 344x470mm. Some age toning of the paper. Light browning of paper.
The first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas, west to the top. When this map appeared, it was by far the most accurate one of China.
Japan is shown on a curious curved projection reminiscent of Portuguese charts of the period with Honshu dissected along the line of Lake Biwa. The Grea...
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$ 7,000
Approx. Euro 6,230  

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Condition Rating: 3
ORTELIUS, A.,  Indiae Orientalis Insularum que. . ., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Indiae Orientalis Insularum que. . .
Antwerp, 1570-1612, Coloured.. 350x492mm. Very good condition.
Covering all of South East Asia, China, Japan, Philippines, and the west coast of North America. Like most cartographers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Ortelius drew primarily on the reports of Marco Polo for his maps of Asia.
Many of his misconceptio...
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$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 3,115  

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Condition Rating: 3
HONDIUS, J.,  Asiae Nova Descriptio. . ., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, J. - Asiae Nova Descriptio. . .
Amsterdam, 1613, In original colours.. 373x501mm. Paper browning as usual. Repair of center fold. With some colour addition.
Several sources appear to have been used in the compilation of this map, including the Portuguese Jesuits Luis Teixeira (1595) for Japan, and Luis Jorgede Barbuda (1584) for details of China. Korea is depicted as an island. Recent discoveries of Barentsz. are cited. Parts of America and New Guinea a... (Go to Item Page)
$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,670  

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Condition Rating: 4
HONDIUS, J.,  Japonia., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, J. - Japonia.
Amsterdam, 1606-1620, In original colours.. 342x445mm. With French text on verso, giving a description of Japan. Paper slightly browned. Some brown spots due to oxidation of green paint.
Jodocus Hondius' fine map early 17th century map of the islands of Japan, first issued as one of the new maps in the expended Mercator Hondius Atlas of 1606.
The map is closely modelled on the Ortelius-Teixeira outline of 1595 and includes Korea as an elongated island and the three principal is...
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$ 2,200
Approx. Euro 1,958  

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Condition Rating: 5
DE CLERCK, N.,  Iapan., antique map, old maps DE CLERCK, N. - Iapan.
Amsterdam, Cloppenburch, 1621, Uncoloured.. 97x130mm. Page slightly age-toned. Marginal spot in the upper right corner of the sheet. Size of paper : 31x 20cm.
Small map of Japan, surrounded by text in Dutch. Nicolaes de Clerck (de Klerc) was active as engraver and publisher in Delft from 1599-1621.
Included in the rare book : Wereld Spiegel, waer in vertoontword de Beschryvinge der Rijken Staten, ende vorstendommen des gantsen Aerdbodems… whi...
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$ 200
Approx. Euro 178  

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Condition Rating: 1
DE CLERCK, N.,  Ioannes III. D.G. Portugaliae Algarbiae etc., antique map, old maps DE CLERCK, N. - Ioannes III. D.G. Portugaliae Algarbiae etc.
Amsterdam, Cloppenburch, 1621, Uncoloured.. 180x120mm. Copperplate engraving on text leaf with letterpress. Size of paper : 31x 20cm.
The engraving depicts a half length oval portrait of John III (1502 – 1557) was the King of Portugal and the Algarves from 13 December 1521 to 11 June 1557.
During his rule, Portuguese possessions were extended in Asia and in the New World through the Portuguese colonization of Brazil. John II...
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$ 50
Approx. Euro 45  

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Condition Rating: 3
HERRERA y TORDESILLAS, A. de.,  Descripcion de las indias del Poniente. 14., antique map, old maps HERRERA y TORDESILLAS, A. de. - Descripcion de las indias del Poniente. 14.
Amsterdam, Michel Colin, 1622, Uncoloured.. 213x290mm. Paper very slightly age toned as usual. A very good and dark impression.
Early map of the East Indies from Bengal to the Solomon Islands and north to Japan. Based on the manuscript map of López de Velasco, the earliest map to name all of the major Philippine islands (ca. 1575).
The Philippines and New Guinea are somewhat sketchy, but the many place names are accura...
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$ 1,750
Approx. Euro 1,558  

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Condition Rating: 3
SPEED, J.,  The Kingdome of China., antique map, old maps SPEED, J. - The Kingdome of China.
London, G. Humble, 1627, Coloured.. 390x505mm. Dark impression. Very good condition.
A most sought-after map of China. Decorative border vignettes including views of the cities of Quinzay and Macao along the top border with the wheeled wind machines and persecution of Christians in Japan.
The side borders illustrate the inhabitants of China and Japan, the Japanese samurai or m...
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$ 7,000
Approx. Euro 6,230  

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Condition Rating: 4
HONDIUS, H.,  Freti magellanici ac novi freti vulgo le maire exactissima delinatio. . ., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, H. - Freti magellanici ac novi freti vulgo le maire exactissima delinatio. . .
Amsterdam, c. 1630, In original colours.. 384x490mm. Paper slightly age-toned. In fine condition. French text on verso.
Early impression of this fine map of Tierra del Fuego. With a Dutch translation of the explanatory text of the passage by Barent Jansz. Potgieter who accompanied captain Sebald de Weert to the Straits in 1599/1600, being the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan.
After vari...
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$ 750
Approx. Euro 668  

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Condition Rating: 3
MERCATOR, G./ JANSSONIUS, J.,  Atlas Minor., antique map, old maps MERCATOR, G./ JANSSONIUS, J. - Atlas Minor.
Amsterdam, 1630, Uncoloured.. 190x245mm. In oblong 4to, early 20th century binding, covers with marbled paper. Allegoric title-page, 3, 643 pp., 4 pp. index with 142 full-page maps.
Title page with past-on title, dated 1630. Préface dated 1609. The imprint label has two version, this one h... (Go to Item Page)
$ 10,000
Approx. Euro 8,900  

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Condition Rating: 3
HONDIUS, H.,  Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delinatio.., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, H. - Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delinatio..
Amsterdam, 1633, In very attractive original colours.. 385x495mm. In very good condition. Slight water stain in left and right hand part of the map. German text on verso.
Early impression of this fine map of Tierra del Fuego. With a Dutch translation of the explanatory text of the passage by Barent Jansz. Potgieter who accompanied captain Sebald de Weert to the Straits in 1599/1600, being the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan.
After vari...
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$ 750
Approx. Euro 668  

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Condition Rating: 2
VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H.,  Exacta & accurata.. regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja.., antique map, old maps VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H. - Exacta & accurata.. regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja..
Amsterdam, 1599-1638, Coloured.. 390x525mm. Short margins, as issued. Reinforcement on verso along old folds, mainly for protective reason. Rest in very good condition, printed on thin paper. Two sheets of paper, joined as issued.
...the Far East and the Malay Archipelago are represented in such detail as was known only to the Portuguese at that time and had never before shown on a printed map. (Schilder) The distinctive shape of Japan here is found only on portolanos of the period. The map is also one of the earliest... (Go to Item Page)
$ 10,000
Approx. Euro 8,900  

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Condition Rating: 3
MERIAN, M.,  China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta., antique map, old maps MERIAN, M. - China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta.
Frankfurt am Main, 1638, Coloured.. 268x340mm. Paper very slightly age toned, as usual. Good and dark impression. Very good condition.
Fine map of China, based on the first of Blaeu's maps of China. In the west by the Great Wall is shown, among Taiwan is named Pakan al I. Formosa, although Tayoan is named on the island.
The imaginary Chiamay Lacus is located in the southern region with five rivers flowing south into India an...
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$ 1,100
Approx. Euro 979  

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Condition Rating: 2
JANSSONIUS, J.,  IAPONIAE Nova Descriptio., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - IAPONIAE Nova Descriptio.
Amsterdam, 1639, Coloured.. 340x440mm. Wide margins.
2nd state of Hondius map. Janssonius replaced the Japanese ship with a European one. Korea shown as an island.... (Go to Item Page)
$ 1,750
Approx. Euro 1,558  

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Condition Rating: 3
DANCKERTS, C. / BERTIUS, P.,  Carte de L'Asie., antique map, old maps DANCKERTS, C. / BERTIUS, P. - Carte de L'Asie.
Paris, 1627-1640, In original colours.. 282x175mm. Marginal staining. Repair of split lower part center fold.
Rare map of Asia with the imprint of Cornelius Danckert's in lower right corner. The cartouche in top left without text.
This map was part of a set of continents printed by Melchior Tavernier separately issued and later on added to his "Theatre geographique". Also based on Hondius map.
Ex...
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$ 2,250
Approx. Euro 2,003  

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Condition Rating: 3
JANSSONIUS, J.,  China Veteribus Sinarum Regio., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - China Veteribus Sinarum Regio.
Amsterdam, 1640, In attractive strong original colours.. 406x496mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Generally in very good condition.
Based on Jesuit surveys, the map represents the next major revision in the cartography of China after Ortelius' 1584 map. Korea, however, is still an island, and Japan consists only of three islands.
French text on verso....
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$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,780  

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Condition Rating: 3
BLAEU, W.,  India quae Orientalis., antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - India quae Orientalis.
Amsterdam, 1645, Original colours.. 410x503mm. A fine copy. With French text on verso.
The map covers the area from India to Japan, with the East Indies, with good detail in Philippines. In the upper right corner the southern tip of Korea is shown, and marked "Corea insula".
It was the first popular map to depict part of Australia (together with New ...
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$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 3,115  

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Condition Rating: 2
DUDLEY, R.,  Carta terza Generale del' Asia., antique map, old maps DUDLEY, R. - Carta terza Generale del' Asia.
Florence, 1646, Uncoloured. 460x380mm. In good condition. Left hand margin cut to neat line, with some minor reinforcements.
Rare first state of this important chart showing part of the north coast of New Guinea and islands of the Pacific Ocean. To the north of Japan the landmass of Isola di Iezo ('the coast is unknown to Christians') extends east across the Pacific to within 25 degrees of the coast of America.
Plat...
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$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 3,115  

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Condition Rating: 4
MERIAN, M.,  Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula. . ., antique map, old maps MERIAN, M. - Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula. . .
Frankfurt, 1646, Coloured.. 257x354mm. In fine condition. Some light marginal discolouration due to earlier framing. Dark impression.
A reduced version of Blaeu's world map lacking the decorative borders. The engraving is neatly executed, with Germanic touches to the lettering, and the Latin title is repeated in gothic German script below, concerning the discovery of the Americas in 1492, which covers the unknown interior of North... (Go to Item Page)
$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,335  

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Condition Rating: 3
JANSSONIUS, J.,  Japoniae Nova Descriptio., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Japoniae Nova Descriptio.
Amsterdam 1650, In original colours.. 343x444mm. Paper lightly age-toned. In very good condition. Very fine original colours.
The map is identical in cartographic detail to the Hondius map of 1606 but newly designed ornate cartouches have been added. The three main islands of Japan are shown with Korea as an elongated island.... (Go to Item Page)
$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,225  

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Condition Rating: 2
JANSSONIUS, J.,  Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum.
Amsterdam, 1650, Original colours.. 438x541mm. German text on verso. Usual paper browning and overall light brown spotting. Good condition.
Janssonius' fine chart of the Pacific including the west coast of America with California shown as an island, Japan and a small Australian coastline. This is the earliest sea chart of the Pacific to appear in a Dutch Atlas.

Japan and the Philippines are shown but...
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$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,225  

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Condition Rating: 4
BLAEU, W.,  Asia noviter delineata . . ., antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - Asia noviter delineata . . .
Amsterdam, c.1650, Coloured.. 411x557mm. Some marginal discolouration of paper due to previous framing. Printer's creases in lower left and right hand corners. Small hole (5mm. in diamater in center part of map) Creases and center fold under laid for protective reason.
From 1633 the members of the Blaeu family were official cartographers to the United East India Company and, as such, had access to the most up-to-date cartographic information concerning this area. Indeed, Dutch explorers and merchants returning from the East with new information were obliged to tur... (Go to Item Page)
$ 4,000
Approx. Euro 3,560  

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Condition Rating: 4
BLAEU, W.,  China Veteribus Sinarum Regio., antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - China Veteribus Sinarum Regio.
Amsterdam, 1653, In original colours.. 410x500mm. Very good condition. German text on verso.
This was the first of Blaeu's maps of China. In 1655 he was to publish the famous map of Father Martini, with many of the earlier inaccuracies present on this map corrected: the outline of Japan was improved and Korea was correctly shown as a peninsula instead of, as here, an island.
The map i...
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$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,670  

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Condition Rating: 2
BLAEU, J.,  Japonia Regnum., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - Japonia Regnum.
Amsterdam, 1655, Original colours.. 417x589mm. A few placed underlaid due to oxidation of green paint.
It is the first map to correctly show Korea as a peninsula.
This was to remain the standard form of Japan until the eighteenth century and although replaced by the maps of Reland and Kaempfer, it is in its outline, closer to the true shape of Japan than either of these or indeed any printed map ...
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$ 2,200
Approx. Euro 1,958  

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JANSSONIUS, J.,  Imperii Sinarum nova descriptio., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Imperii Sinarum nova descriptio.
Amsterdam, ca. 1660, Coloured.. 462x520mm. In fine condition and very attractive colours.
Schenk and Valk's rare early 18th century issue of Janssonius milestone map of China, Korea and Japan after Martino Martini. Engraved by Johannes van Loon.
The overall balance of design, the putti playing around the scale, the Chinese and Missionaries make this a most decorative item. Taiwan i...
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$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,780  

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Condition Rating: 2
JONSTON, J.,  (Two plates showing horses.), antique map, old maps JONSTON, J. - (Two plates showing horses.)
Amsterdam, 1660, Coloured.. 290x170mm. Copper engraving, size of plate mark 290 x 170mm.
Two pages from the first and only but very important Dutch edition of this curious and comprehensive zoological work, richly illustrated with excellent copper engravings, many of them superior to others produced in the 17th century. The plates include unusual representations of animals like dancing ... (Go to Item Page)
$ 150
Approx. Euro 134  

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DU VAL, P.,  Orbis Vetus . . ., antique map, old maps DU VAL, P. - Orbis Vetus . . .
Paris, 1663, In original o/l colours.. 357x517mm. Very light water stain in right hand part of the map with very light foxing of paper. Good and dark impression.
Uncommon map of the Ancient world showing the European and Asian continents with in the lower right corner a blank landmass with incomplete coastlines appears in the location of Australia.
Shows several landmasses north and northwest of the British Isles, all unnamed save for Thule I.
In...
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$ 300
Approx. Euro 267  

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JANSSONIUS, J.,  Novus Atlas Absolutissimus... Die Wasser-Welt, oder See-Atlas., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Novus Atlas Absolutissimus... Die Wasser-Welt, oder See-Atlas.
Amsterdam, Janssonius heirs, 1657 [after 1664, Original colours.. 520x320mm. 39 Copper-engraved charts with in very fine period hand-colouring. Original publisher's vellum, paneled in gilt with central gilt arabesques and corner pieces. Some text pages and maps with the usual browning and foxing.
Volume IX (Sea-Atlas) of the "Novus Atlas Absolutissimus". German text, letterpress title on slip within hand-coloured engraved archit... (Go to Item Page)
$ 60,000
Approx. Euro 53,400  

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GOOS, P.,  Noordoost Cust van Asia van Japan tot Nova Zemla., antique map, old maps GOOS, P. - Noordoost Cust van Asia van Japan tot Nova Zemla.
Amsterdam, 1666, Coloured.. 444x540mm. On double-ply paper as issued. Paper very mildly age-toned, as usual. A good and dark impression.
An eye-catching chart of Japan, Hokkaido and the Islands to the North of Japan. In the lower left Korea and part of northern China. Korea has three names mentioned: "Pinggan" (it appears approximately where Pyongyang - the capital of North Korea) is today), "Chungcing... (Go to Item Page)
$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,670  

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GOOS, P.,  Noordoost Cust van Asia van Japan tot Nova Zembla., antique map, old maps GOOS, P. - Noordoost Cust van Asia van Japan tot Nova Zembla.
Amsterdam, 1666, In attractive original colours.. 427x540mm. Age toned nevertheless an attractive copy.
Important for its early depiction of Hokkaido and the Islands to the North of Japan. Ships navigate the seas around the Siberian, Chinese and Japanese coast extending as far west as Nova Zembla, the chart continues eastwards to include Xantung province and Korea, mainland Japan and the land mass to ... (Go to Item Page)
$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,670  

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Condition Rating: 4
GOOS, P.,  Noordoost Cust van Asia van Japan tot Nova Zemla., antique map, old maps GOOS, P. - Noordoost Cust van Asia van Japan tot Nova Zemla.
Amsterdam, 1666, In attractive strong original colours.. 450x545mm. On double-ply paper as issued. Wide margins. A good and dark impression. Colours heightened with gold.
An eye-catching chart of Hokkaido and the Islands to the North of Japan. Ships navigate the seas around the Siberian, Chinese and Japanese coast extending as far west as Nova Zembla.
The chart continues eastwards to include Xantung province and Korea, mainland Japan and the land mass to the nor...
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$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,670  

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NIEUHOF, J.,  An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperor of China deliver'd by their excellencies, Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking. . ., antique map, old maps NIEUHOF, J. - An embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Grand Tartar Cham, Emperor of China deliver'd by their excellencies, Peter de Goyer and Jacob de Keyzer, at his imperial city of Peking. . .
London : Printed by the Author at his house in White-Friers, 1673, Uncolored. 390x270mm. Folio. 327, 18, 106pp. engraved portrait by Faithorne after Lely, engraved frontis page, folding map of China and folding plan of Canton, 18 full page & 121 text page copper etchings, interior slightby browned and spotted.
In old paper covered boards.
Very rare first English text edition of this most important and early resource on China and the Chinese. Three parts in one folio by John Macock for the author.
Part I: An Embassy. Part II: A narrative of the success of an embassage sent by John Maatzuyker de Badem. Part III: Appendix or [. . ...
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$ 13,750
Approx. Euro 12,238  

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Condition Rating: 3
MONTANUS, A.,  The citie and Castle Zelandia in the Island of Taywan. / Stadt en casteel Zelandia op 't Eilant Taywan., antique map, old maps MONTANUS, A. - The citie and Castle Zelandia in the Island of Taywan. / Stadt en casteel Zelandia op 't Eilant Taywan.
Amsterdam, 1675, Uncoloured.. 295x350mm. Dark impression. Very good condition.
This important copperplate engraving is one of the earliest European views of Taiwan, depicting the Dutch fortifications and trading settlement on the West coast of the island at Fort Zeelandia (Anping).
The settlement at Zeelandia established in 1624 provided an important local trading outpos...
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