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List of antique maps relating to Korea.

Below is a list of antique maps relating to Korea. Almost all items are on display in our booth at the Seoul map fair in conjuction with the IMCoS symposium.

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33916 LINSCHOTEN, J.H. Histoire de la Navigation.Amsterdam, Evert Cloppenburgh, 1638. 305 x 200mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 95000.000

A fine example of Linschoten's classic illustrated travelogue to the East and West Indies, termed by Lach “the most important of the firsthand accounts published independently of the great travel collections” (I.198). No other book contained so much usable intelligence on the East and West Indies as Linschoten's. Unhindered by the censorship that affected writers from the Iberian Peninsula, the author included such information as sailing directions, physical descriptions of countries, and statistics on commerce and trade.
The work was held in such high regard that for nearly a century, every Dutch ship headed for the East carried a copy of a Dutch edition of Linschoten.
This copy of the third French edition. The contemporary red morrocco has been slightlu restored, and internally rebound. The world map likely supplied from another copy, as is one other page. The maps are in very good to mint condition as is the overall condition of the book.

Although the work contains valuable reconnaissance for the New World (see below), the material on the East Indies is far and away the most valuable, being the fruit of the author's own observation. In the service of the Portuguese, Linschoten spent five years in Goa (1583-88/9), making numerous visits to the mainland.
He was thoroughly immersed in Indian culture and the complex relations between the Portuguese colonial apparatus and indigenous peoples. Highlights include a first-hand descriptions of the caste system, political structures, business practices of the Banyas, and exotic natural phenomena.

The first book treats the East Indies and East Africa, including regions as far east as Japan. The second book describes the navigation of the coasts of West Africa around the Cape of Good Hope to Arabia, together with the coasts of the New World, and includes a real roteiro after the Portuguese royal pilot Diego Affonso that sets out sailing directions from Portugal to India and from island to island in the East Indies. The third book is devoted to North America (Florida), the Caribbean and Brazil.

The work was first published in Dutch in 1595/6. Latin and English translations followed in 1598. The first French edition appeared in 1610, but the plates are copies of the reduced version based on those in the De Bry; the second and third French editions return to the original, folio-sized plates of the Dutch edition and are accordingly the most desirable.



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Folio [20 x 30.5 cm], (4) ff. [including half-page engraved portrait on verso of 4th preliminary leaf], 206 pp.; (2) ff. [including second engraved title], 181 pp.; (1) f. [third engraved title], 1- 60; 67-86 [i.e., 79] pp., 36 plates and 6 maps.
Bound in contemporary (restored) red Morocco binding, gold stamped spine


01100 TAVERNIER, J.B. Hern Johann Baptisten Taveniers..Vierzig Jaehrige Reize..Nuremberg, 1681. 340 x 210mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 7500.000

This German edition includes Tavernier's map of Japan in a reduced form (210x315mm) and contains legends about the nature of the country, e.g. where gold is mined: as well as plotting the route from Jedo to Nagasaki.
According to Cox: Tavernier ... Will always continue among the most valuable travelers in the East. His work was especially valuable at the time for its information on trade and trade routes, diamonds and mines .
Tavernier spent eleven months in Constantinople before setting out on his voyage. He joined a caravan for Persia in 1638 and made 6 voyages to Persia, India, the East Indies and Japan.
The book includes a map of Japan which is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Das Meer der Coreer (Mer de Coreer) and Die Ost-See (Océan Orrental)".
Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689) used both names for he same sea-space : "Océan Oriental " written in great characters, located in the middle of the sea, and "mer de Coreer" in minus, along eastern sea coast of Korean peninsula. Tavernier based his cartography of the shape of Japanese archipelago on the Blancus-Moreira-Dudley model.

Lake Biwi is said to be where one can catch large quantities of fish.
An island, which could be Tsushima, off the coast of Kyushu is described as the island where worthless youths are sent and made to work until their relations remove them. Tavernier marked three places where there were alleged to be silver mines. Cordier, BJ 392 & BI 2420. Laures 529. Griep-Luber 1378. Alt Japan Cat. 1459, 1469..
Folio. 5 Parts in one volume. In contemp. vellum with ink title on spine. Engraved frontisp. 18 plates several wood-block text illustrations and a double page map of Japan (212x305mm.).


The principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century.

29131 DU HALDE, J.-B. Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise, et du Thibet.The Hague, H. Scheurleer, 1737. 560 x 410mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 29000.000

First edition of "the principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century". It was the second major atlas of China produced in Europe following the Martini /Blaeu Novus Atlas Sinensis 1655. Through its unique combination of western and Chinese surveys it brought the mapping of China to a new level of accuracy and detail.

Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (1697-1782) beautifully printed and splendidly illustrated work is the summation of European knowledge on China in the 18th-century. It was begun by the Jesuit missionaries to China in 1708, and their completed manuscripts were presented to the Emperor Kang-hi in 1718. Kang-hi ordered further surveys and from them were constructed the well-known maps forwarded to father Du Halde and used by d'Anville for this work.
Because the principles and methods of surveying had greatly improved by the late 17th- and early 18th-centuries, the result was the most accurate mapping of China available in Europe at the time.
The maps are by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (1697-1782), “the finest cartographer of his time” (Moreland & Bannister: Antique Maps, p.133).
For certain remote parts of northern China, Mongolia and Tibet, this work was the only adequate reference until the technological revolution in surveying in the 20th-century. In addition to the maps on China and Korea, Du Halde's work includes highly important map Carte des Pays traversés par le Capne Beerings contains the first printed configuration of any part of Alaska, namely St. Lawrence Island. Both the report and map are based on manuscripts that Bering had presented to the King of Poland who, in turn, presented them to Du Halde for inclusion in this work.
Containing the following maps : 1. Carte le plus ge´ne´rale de toutes comprenant la Chine, La Tartarie & le Thibet -- 2. Carte ge´ne´rale de la Chine -- 3. La Province de Pe´-tche-li -- 4. La Province de Kiang- nan -- 5. La Province de Kiang-si -- 6. La Province de Fa-kien -- 7. La Province de Tche-kiang -- 8. La Province de Hou-quang -- 9. La Province de Ho-nan -- 10. La Province de Chan-tong -- 11. La Province de Chan-si -- 12. La Province de Chen-si -- 13. La Province de Se-tchuen -- 14. La Province de Quan-tong -- 15. La Province de Quang-si -- 16. La Province de Tun-nan -- 17. La Province de Koei-tcheou -- 18. Carte generale de la Tartarie chinoise -- 19. Premiere Feuille particuliere -- 20. Seconde Feuille particuliere. 21. Troisieme Feuille particuliere -- 22. Quatrieme Feuille particuliere -- 23. Cinquieme Feuille particuliere -- 24. Sixieme Feuille particuliere -- 25. Septieme Feuille particuliere -- 26. Huitieme Feuille particuliere -- 27. Neuvieme Feuille particuliere -- 28. Dixieme Feuille particuliere -- 29. Onzieme Feuille particuliere -- 30. Douzieme Feuille particuliere -- 31. La Royaume de Coree -- 32. Carte generale du Thibet -- 33. Premiere Feuille particuliere -- 34. Seconde Feuille particuliere -- 35. Troisieme Feuille particuliere -- 36. Quatrieme Feuille particuliere -- 37. Cinquieme Feuille particuliere -- 38. Sixieme Feuille particuliere -- 39. Septieme Feuille particuliere -- 40. Huitieme Feuille particuliere -- 41. Neuvieme Feuille particuliere -- 42. Voyage du Capitaine Beerings. Tooley Maps and Mapmakers p.107; Lada-Mocarski Bibliography of Books on Alaska no.2 Phillips Atlases 3189.?.
Original papered boards moderate wear; 2° Printed title page., 2pp advertisement, 8pp text, 42 engraved maps of China, Tibet, Tartary and Korea, 12 folding. Exellent condition, large margins.


WORLD MAPS

Published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America.

29705 SCHEDEL, H. Secunda etas mundi. Folium XIIINuremberg, 12 July 1493. 360 x 510mm. In attractive strong original colours.

₩ 35000.000

Schedel's world map was based on the cartographic system of Claudius Ptolemy, the great second-century AD geographer whose scholarship formed the foundation for map production in the fifteenth century.
Its configuration is ostensibly based on Ptolemy's second projection but simplified for a popular audience, without the scientific apparatus of latitudes, longitudes, scales and extensive nomenclature.
The map provides a window onto the late medieval imagination. The border contains twelve dour wind-heads, while the map is supported in three of its corners by the solemn figures of Ham, Shem and Japhet taken from the Old Testament.
Most remarkable are the panels representing creatures that were thought to inhabit the furthermost parts of the earth. There are seven such scenes to the left of the map and a further fourteen on its verso.
Among the scenes are a six-armed man, a centaur, a four-eyed man from a coastal tribe in Ethiopia, a dog-headed man from the Simien Mountains, a cyclops, a man with a single giant foot, a man with a huge lower lip, a man with ears hanging down to his waist, and other frightening and fanciful creatures..
Text in Latin, each paragraph separated by the triumphant cross with orb representing Christ's reign over the world (it is often shown atop Christ's scepter in Christian art) as well as the crown of sovereignty and the King's sword.
Page from the richest illustrated Incurable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America.
The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations.
The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe
A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!

Schedel Morse Library Beloit College..
Some very minor marginal staining. Else good condition with wide margins.
Very rare in original colours.


The first obtainable western map making reference to "Corea"

25379 VRIENTS, J.B. / PLANCIUS, P. Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio..Antwerp, 1596. 395 x 573mm. In attractive period correct colours.

₩ 32500.000

Very rare large double hemisphere world map, with the address of Joan Baptistum Vrients, made for the first edition of Linschoten's Itinerario published by Cornelis Claesz. The map is a close copy of Plancius' separately published world map of 1594.

This 1594 edition is known to be the oldest existing map in Europe that made reference to Korea with the marking "Corea." (There are two earlier maps, drawn by Bartholomeu Velho in 1562 and by Abraham Ortelius in the 1580s that show the Korean Peninsula but they gave no specific name to the peninsula.).

The 1594 map became more widely available since after 1599 it was used in subsequence editions of the "Itenerario".
All said it makes this edition of Plancius world map the first obtainable map making reference to "Corea".
This map is engraved by Arnoldus and Henricus Florentinus van Langren.
This much rarer edition differences from the Plancius edition in the northern seas. The pictorial scenes forming the outer border have been regrouped with even greater stylistic effect. Below the double hemispheres Mexicana and Peruvana have been combined to form a single America, and the fictional Magellanica omitted in favor of a full-panel Africa. The overall engraving is much finer that that of the map engraved by Jan van Doetecum.
Showing Korea as an peninsular.

Linschoten had been in Portuguese service in the East Indies for nearly ten years. Jan Huygen van Linschoten lived since 1579 as a merchant in Spain and from 1583-1598 as secretary from the Portuguese archbishop in Goa. There he succeeded with the help of Dirck Gerritszoon Pomp, nicknamed "Dirck China " to retrieve the secret sail instructions, with the help of which the Portuguese ships sailed there from harbor to harbor. Pomp, a Hollander, also in the service of the Portuguese, went to sea in 1584 aboard the Portuguese vessel "Santa Cruz". The ship was richly laden with merchandise and had sailed by way of the trade-settlement in Goa, India, to Macao in China and from there to Japan. He arrived in Nagasaki in 1585, perhaps the first Hollander to set foot on Japanese soil. Dirck gave oral information to Jan van Linschoten.

He wrote: "so stretches the coast [from Japan] again to the north, recedes after that inward, northwest ward, to which Coast those from Japan trade with the Nation which is called Cooray, from which I have good, comprehensive and true information, as well as from the navigation to this Country, from the pilots, who investigated the situation there and sailed there."

In the Itinerary , which was published one year later, at page 37 we will find the following extract:
"A little above Japan, on 34 and 35 degrees, not far from the coast of China, is another big island, called Insula de Core, from which until now, there is no certainty concerning size, people, nor what trade there is."

Later at page 70 he writes more about it:
"From this corner from the bay of Nanquin 20 miles southeast onwards, there lay several islands with at the end, of which, to know, on the east side lies a very big and high island [This Island is] by many people inhabited, as well as on foot as on horseback. [sic!] These Islands are called by the Portuguese as Ylhas de Core, or the Islands of Core, but the islands, as previously described, is called Chausien, has from one side to the northwest a small indentation. There's also a small island in the mouth, which is the harbor, but has little deepness, here the lord of the country has his residency. From this main Island off, 25 miles southeast onward, lays the island of Goto, one of the islands of Japan, which lies at the corner of the indentation from the bay of Nancquin off, east to north seaward on, 60 miles or little more." (Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, Reys-Gheschrift van de Navigatien der Portugaloysers in Orienten enz. [1595], bl. 70). [The original text can be interpreted in several ways, so the text is given in a literal translation]The map is prepared by Petrus Plancius and only included in the first editions of the "Itenerario". Shirley, World 192..
Some very minor re-enforcement on crossings of old folds. Good and dark impression. On one place very small piece of paper thinness, re-inforced: hardly noticeable. Printed on heavy paper.


The first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific.

33891 ORTELIUS, A. Maris Pacifici.Antwerp, 1590-1603. 344 x 498mm. In original colours.

₩ 12000.000

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 Mercator, who had misunderstood Marco Polo. It was also the first map to depict the islands of New Guinea and Japan as being closer to Asia than America, although the Pacific is still many degrees too narrow, a mistake that continued partly out of the desperate desire of many sailors to sail west to the Indies. Japan in the turtle-shape and a large Isla de Plata above.
He has corrected the width of America considerably, so that it is now quite narrow on the Tropic of Capricorn and, as Wagner points out, this has the effect of moving the peninsular of California, correctly, to the east.
Ortelius used Spanish manuscripts to correct many of his misconceptions about America, but it is unclear what his sources were for some of the other corrections. Burden, 74. First state..
Very good condition. Very good impression. Marginal discolouration of paper. Dutch text on verso.
Attractive original colours.


26876 JANSSONIUS, J. Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum.Amsterdam, 1650. 438 x 541mm. Original colours.

₩ 3000.000

Jansson's fine map of the Pacific including the west coast of America with California shown as an island, Japan and a small Australian coastline. This is one of the earliest maps of the Pacific. The depiction of the Pacific Islands is most interesting. Japan and the Philippines are shown but are misshaped and wrongly placed.
New Guinea is shown as a fictitious chain of islands stretching halfway across the Pacific, being based on an idea from reports of Magellan's voyage.
California as an Island with a flat northern coastline from C.Blanco to C. de S.Lucas with the Vermillion Sea and Coast of Pearls. Decorated with rhumb lines and a compass rose at the very centre of the map. Burden, America 292, state 1. Tooley, The Mapping of Australia 749..
German text on verso. Usual paper browning and overall light brown spotting. Good condition.


11541 CELLARIUS, A ./ SCHENK, P. Hemisphaerium Orbis Antiqui cumzonis circulis. . .Amsterdam, 1708. 417 x 512mm. In original colours.

₩ 2500.000

A chart showing the eastern hemisphere, including north eastern coast of Australia with, superimposed, climatic zones and planetary details. Surround by most decorative scrollwork and cherubs.
This map shows Australia rather crudely represented, however it does take into account the Dutch discoveries up until and including Tasman's second voyage in 1644, although Tasmania just falls outside the physical limits of the map.
Andreas Cellarius (active from 1656-1702), Dutch mathematician and geographer, rector of the Latin School at Hoorn. He may have been of German or Polish origin, with the name of Keller or Kellner. Cellarius adopted the system of Julius Schiller who renamed all constellations known at that time and sketched them again in order to fit the sky into a system of Christian symbolism.
In Cellarius' Atlas Coelestis Schiller's system has been elaborated further. In fact, Schiller became more widely known by Cellarius' atlas than by his own work.
From: Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica. Peter Schenk and Gerard Valk reissued the copperplates of the original Cellarius atlas in 1708. These plates, identified by the addition of the new publisher's imprint on the title banner. .
In good condition, dark impression.


ASIA MAPS

34321 MÜNSTER, S. India extrema XXIIII Nova Tabula. (Asia)Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1545. 260 x 336mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 2200.000

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.
The rare first state of Münster's highly important map of Asia, a veritable masterpiece of Renaissance cartography Münster's India Extrema, XIX, Nova Tabula is a very elegant map, that embraces most of Asia, from the Persian Gulf to the Far East.
Although largely based on Ptolemy's ancient template, it includes some advancements gleaned from recent Portuguese discoveries.
The outlines of the Indian subcontinent, between the Indus and the Ganges rivers begins to take a recognizable form, with "Zaylon" (Sri Lanka) correctly appearing as its own island.
The Portuguese outpost of Goa and Calicut, the first place where Vasco da Gama landed in 1497, are depicted. Further to the east "Taprobana" (the name Ptolemy gave to Sri Lanka) is also designated as "Sumatra". On the adjacent Malay Peninsula is the important trading port of "Malaqua" (Malacca). Java is also portrayed, but is depicted as two separate islands. "Moloca" (The Moluccas), the Spice Islands that were a major point of contention between Spain and Portugal are shown. The resolution of the dispute was the official purpose of Magellan's epic circumnavigation.

The depiction of "Cathay" (China) is shown to be largely predicated on Venetian lore. The seas to the south of the map are adorned with a large sea monster and a mermaid with a bifurcated tail.

The Geographia was a new and important edition of Ptolemy, with redesigned maps and the text revised by Münster based on the Willibald Pirckheimer Latin translation with corrections of 1535 by Servetus

On verso a decorative woodcut border who were probably cut by the famous 16th century woodcutter Hans Holbein.

The Geographia was landmark work which contained, along with the Ptolemaic maps, several of the most significant modern maps in the history of cartography.

Sebastian Münster (1448-1552) was a mathematician, geographer and professor at Basel University. He also compiled a highly influential encyclopedic work entitled Cosmographia universalis, which first appeared in 1544 and contained forty-eight woodcut maps. He was among the first editors of a published geographical text to quote or acknowledge his sources and authorities.
Now-a-days difficult to find in original untouched condition, as most examples on the market have modern colour added.

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Woodblock map with letterpress on verso. Paper with usual age-toning. Very good throughout. Paper size 300 x 380mm.


33985 MÜNSTER,S. Die länder Asie nach irer gelegenheit biss in Indiam werden in diser tafel verzeichnet.Basle, c.1550. 256 x 343mm. Coloured.

₩ 2200.000

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 masterpiece of Renaissance cartography Münster's India Extrema, XIX, Nova Tabula is a very elegant map, that embraces most of Asia, from the Persian Gulf to the Far East.
Although largely based on Ptolemy's ancient template, it includes some advancements gleaned from recent Portuguese discoveries. The outlines of the Indian subcontinent, between the Indus and the Ganges rivers begins to take a recognizable form, with "Zaylon" (Sri Lanka) correctly appearing as its own island.
The Portuguese outpost of Goa and Calicut, the first place where Vasco da Gama landed in 1497, are depicted. Further to the east "Taprobana" (the name Ptolemy gave to Sri Lanka) is also designated as "Sumatra.". On the adjacent Malay Peninsula is the important trading port of "Malaqua" (Malacca). Java is also portrayed, but is depicted as two separate islands. "Moloca" (The Moluccas), the Spice Islands that were a major point of contention between Spain and Portugal are shown.
The resolution of the dispute was the official purpose of Magellan's epic circumnavigation. The depiction of "Cathay" (China) is shown to be largely predicated on Venetian lore. The seas to the south of the map are adorned with a large sea monster and a mermaid with a bifurcated tail. .
Wood block printed map. Very good condition.


34183 BÜNTING, H. Asia secunda pars terrae in forma Pegasi.Magdeburg, ca. 1579. 250 x 350mm. Coloured.

₩ 3700.000

Wood block map of Asia in the form of a Pegasus. The seas are adorned with sea monsters and many major cities are indicated and named. There are several states, of this map.
Some marginal tears in lower margin reinforced. German text on verso.

Bünting's work Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura was essentially a theological commentary with other maps of great curiosity.
The title of this map is Asia Secunda Pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi (’Asia, the Second Part of the Earth, in the Form of Pegasus‘). The winged horse of Greek mythology is the son of Poseidon and Medusa, was tamed by Athena and became the horse of the Muses. This obviously pagan origin of the image makes its appearance in a Holy Land travel book a bit of a mystery.
On this map, Pegasus is drawn realistically – i.e. Asia is adjusted to horse-shape.
- Asia’s front legs, touching Africa with the knees, constitute Arabia.
- Its head, licking Europe, is Asia Minor (present-day Turkey).
- The Tigris and Euphrates rivers run down its neck, on which is marked the area of Mesopotamia.
- Another river indicated, at the horse’s thigh, is the Ganges, with India Infra Gangem (‘India before the Ganges’) to the west and India Extra Gangem (‘India across the Ganges’).
- The horse’s behind is India Orientalis (’East India‘, which could be used for parts east of present-day India, e.g. Indonesia, formerly the Dutch East Indies).
- Both hind legs are inscribed with India Meridionalis (’South India’), which doesn’t at all reflect the single- peninsular nature of the Indian subcontinent.
- The wings are labeled Scythia and Tartaria, names often used to describe the vast unknown areas of Siberia.
- The body of water in between the wings and the horse’s body is the Caspian Sea. ¤ .
German text on verso.


27983 MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. Asia ex magna Orbis terre descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris. . .Amsterdam, 1628. 375 x 464mm. In attractive strong original colours.

₩ 2700.000

The cartography derives directly from the 1569 Mercator world map and includes the southern landmasses of New Guinea and Terra Australis, the East Indian Islands, the Philippines and a strange roundel kite-shaped archipelago of Japan.
The coasts of North East Asia and North West America are separated by Gastaldi's fabled Straits of Anian, where a well-placed galleon provides speculation as to the possibilities of an Arctic route to the Indies. ¤
With "Cincapura". Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia, 13.
A good and strong impression. In mint condition. The cartouche is highlighted with gold dots !


24711 JANSSONIUS, J. Asia recens summa cura delineata.Amsterdam, 1632. 410 x 550mm. Coloured.

₩ 6000.000

This is the rare early issue with decorative paneled borders. In upper border views and plans of Famagusta, Rhodos, Damascus, Jerusalem, Aden and Ormus. Originally engraved with plans of 6 towns at the top and bottom, c1630, this edition was printed after the lower border had been cut off (in order to fit more conveniently into the standard folio atlas of the time).
Five panels on each side show figures in national costume. Only issued in a few editions of the Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius atlas. Schilder, Mon. Cart. VI, Map 23.4; Koeman-K. I, Kte. 8000: 1C.2..
Paper slightly age toned. Some shine-thru of text on verso. Very good condition.


00417 BLAEU, W. Asia noviter delineata.Amsterdam, 1650. 410 x 555mm. Coloured.

₩ 7500.000

From 1633 the members of the Blaeu family were official cartographers to the United East India Company ( V.O.C. ) and, as such, had access to the most up-to-date cartographic information concerning this area. Indeed, Dutch explorers and merchants returning from the information on them had proved to be wrong. With columns of figures on either side depicting the native manners of dress, and nine city plans and views at the top.
Japan is shown accurately unusually with Korea as an elonged island. In Korea there are two town mention, "Corij" in the south and "Tauxem, in the northwest approximately where Pyongyang is today.
A sought-after "carte à figures" map. OAG Japan, Plate 25: Sweet, Asia 24.
In good condition. Repair of two wormholes in lower margin close to centre fold.


33289 SANSON, N./ MARIETTE, P. Asie.Paris, 1650. 392 x 562mm. Original o/l colour.

₩ 1200.000

Landmark map of Africa, It is the first French map to depict significantly new information. The map is known in one state. The map was prepared and issued separately in 1650 in anticipation of Sanson's atlas "Les Carte Generale...
Engraved by Abraham Peyrounim (c.1620 - c.1666).
Map of Asia still showing Corey as an island. Including Americas West coast.
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Paper slightly age-toned. Ink spot at lower part 4 cm into engraved area.


28921 DE WIT, F. Asiae Nova Descriptio.Amsterdam, 1680. 438 x 555mm. In original colours.

₩ 4500.000

In the margins views of Ormus, Aden, Jerusalem, Damascus, Rhodos, Famagusta and costumed figures of Asian people in the side panels. Corea has only one place name "Pinggan", and Quelpart is called "I.Fungma".
With "I. Bantam". Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici 18..
Paper slightly age-toned. Lower part centerfold on verso contemporarily backed. Overall in very good condition.


29155 CORONELLI, V.M. [Coronelli's 2 sheet map of Asia] Parte Occidentale dell' Europa… / Parte orientale dell' Europa . . .Venice, 1695. 614 x 890mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 5000.000

The map extends from Iceland (Volcanoes shown) and the coast of North America to is embellished Russia, Ukraine and the Caspian Sea, and includes 2 decorative cartouches with dedication to Giovanni da Mula.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day. .
In very good to mint condition. Two sheets, when joined together 614x890mm.


34728 DELISLE, G. L'Asie. Dressee sur les observations de l'Academie [Royale] des Sciences et quelques autres, et sur les memoires les plus recens. Par G. de l'Isle, Geographe. A Paris, chez l'Auteur Rue des Canettes préz de St. Sulpice. . .Paris, 1700. 450 x 584mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 3000.000

A first edition of this important map of Asia, by Guillaume Delisle with his address "Rue des Canettes". . Title cartouche by: N. Guerard, inv. et fecit.
This map is typical for Guillaume de L'Isle cartography where the coastline of north eastern Siberia between Novaya Zemlya and Terre de Yeco is left blank. Notable for depiction of Hokkaido, here called "Terre D'Yeco" and joined to the mainland.
With "Terre de la Compagnie". DeLisle is important as the first "scientific" cartographer who incorporated the most current information on exploration and topography into his maps.

The map is of interest for the use of Mer Orientale for the sea between Korea and Japan.

Guillaume De L’Isle’s first printing shop was established on the "Rue des Canettes pres de St. Sulpice" in Paris. This address appears only on editions of maps dated 1700-1707. This map dated 1700 is one of the few examples of maps and globes who were printed at the "Rue des Canettes" shop. Most examples of his work were issued from the address where De L’Isle moved in 1707, the "Quai de L’Horloge".
A map of Piedmont dated 1707 informs us that by that date De L'Isle had moved to the "Quai de l'Horloge à la Couronne de Diamans". The latest date on a map found bearing this address is January 1708.
In early 1708 De L'Isle changed the sign over the shop to "à l'Aigle d'Or", the golden eagle.
In 1718 he ads his newly received title "Premier Geographe du Roy" to his address. Sweet, Mapping of the continent of Asia, map 85..
A good and strong impression. Paper slightly spotted. Else in very good condition.


34615 DESNOS / BRION L'Asie, dressée pour l'étude de la Géographie . . .Paris, 1765. 230 x 257mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 600.000

Highly decorative map of Asia embellished with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships.

The map is of interest for the use of Mer de Corée, the sea between Korea and Japan.
Prepared by Louis Brion de la Tour and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques. An early impression, the map was used up to 1790 in Atlas Général et Élémentaire pour l'Etude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire moderne. .
Good condition. Printed on thick paper.


CHINA & KOREA

29409 ORTELIUS, A. Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis. . .Antwerp, 1608. 366 x 469mm. Coloured.

₩ 8200.000

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 drawn.
The outline shows the region horizontally orientated with north to the right of the page and includes parts of Indo-China, the Philippines and most of Japan. The Great Wall of China is shown as are the Tartar yurts or traveling tents dotted across the plains and steppes of Central and Eastern Asia. Notable is the illustration in eastern China of the wheeled sail machines.

Van den Broecke, Ortelius 164.
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.


34018 BLAEU, W. China Veteribus Sinarum Regio.Amsterdam, 1653. 410 x 500mm. In original colours.

₩ 3000.000

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 includes an attractive cartouche bottom left with coat of arms and dedication to Theodore Bas, director of the V.O.C. .
Very good condition. Dutch text on verso.


07804 SANSON, N./ MARIETTE, P. La Chine Royaume. . .Paris, 1656. 414 x 538mm. Original o/l colour.

₩ 3000.000

An important and attractive French map of the whole of China, northern tip of the Philippines, with a strangely curved Korea and an under-sized Taiwan here called "Y. Hermosa.
First published in 1656 by Nicolas Sanson and attributed to Matteo Ricci's copy of an indigenous Chinese map brought back to Rome by his colleague Michael Ruggieri in 1590.
Detailed textual explanation in panel bottom right surmounted by trumpeting cherub. Engraved by Jean Somer.
The Pierre Mariette in the title is the son of Nicolas Sanson's bussiness parter of the same name who capitalised the business but died in 1657. .
Good impression. A first state.


16313 MONTANUS,A. Reys-Kaerte vande Ambassade ..door China..Amsterdam, 1669. 440 x 520mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 3000.000

Fine map of China, Korea, Taiwan (Il.Formosa) from Joan Nieuhof's comprehensive work about China. The map shows the track of the Dutch Ambassy of the V.O.C through China.
A trade delegation from the Dutch East India Company visited Peking between 1655 and 1658, with the aim of establishing trade relations with China. Among the delegation was the Amsterdam-based globetrotter, Johan Nieuhoff.
On his return he published his experiences in the form of a richly illustrated travel journal. This map, depicting the route taken by the trade delegation on its travels through China, was also included in the journal. .
A very small brown spot center part, repair of a split along center fold, 3 cm into the engraved area. Overall, a good and dark impression.


34796 D'ANVILLE, J-B. Carte la plus generale et qui comprend la Chine, la Tartarie chinoise et le Thibet. . .Paris, 1735. 470 x 685mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 3750.000

With a quite elaborately pictorial cartouche, engraved by G.Kondet. Very detailed map of China, Tibet and Korea. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782), French cartographer. Compiled over 200 maps. This map is from his most important work Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, published in The Hague 1737, The principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century. (Tooley)
D'Anville used maps prepared by Jesuit missionaries and commissioned by Emporer-Kanyx, who in 1708-1716 ordered a surveying of the country. This map is the first accurate cartographic depiction of this area available in the western world.
The ornate cartouche shows emperor Kang Hsi presiding over the survey he had ordered the Jesuits to execute in his name between 1708 and 1716. Two fathers, with an armed mounted escort, are investigating a farmer settlement, his lodging and cattle. The scale cartouche is adorned by two wolf hunters.
Showing in the west: Tibet and Kashgar, on the north: Mongous, and on the northeast: Mantcheoux. All these areas are now part of modern China, respectively as; Tibet, Xinjiang (whose second largest city is Khashgar), Inner Mongolia, and Manchuria (Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces).
The map is important as being one of the first accurate maps of Korea. No text on verso.

In the tradition of Sanson and de L'Isle French school of exact cartography, D'Anville brought exacting scholarship and accuracy to his maps. Never leaving Paris, he managed to amass a vast collection of geographical/historical/ statistical/political materials, in particular from the observations of Jesuit missionaries.
He is said to have produced his first map at age 15, but he gained notoriety only in 1735 for his contribution to du Halde's "Description. de la Chine.".
He quickly followed with the 1737 "Nouvel atlas de la chine", and then the 1740 "Atlas general". .
Paper creases in left part. Printed on thick paper. Good and dark impression.


34795 ANVILLE, J.B.D' Carte Generale De La Tartarie Chinoise Dressee sur les Cartes Particulieres Faits Sur Les Lieux Par Les R.R. P.P. Jesuites . . . .MDCCXXXIIParis, 1735. 515 x 795mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 4500.000

D'Anville is very important for Korean cartography as he made the cartography of Korea widely available. The map is the first fairly accurate western map of Korea, though it clear that he had used Korean sources .

Very detailed map of Northern China, Japan and Korea. Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782), French cartographer. Compiled over 200 maps. This map is from his most important work " Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, published in The Hague 1737, "The principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century." (Tooley)
d'Anville used maps prepared by Jesuit missionaries and commissioned by Emporer-Kangxi, who in 1708-1716 ordered a surveying of the country. Jean-Baptiste Regis (1664-1738), produced a map that came out in the Kangxi atlas and was used and edited by d'Anville and published in 1735 in du Halde (description de la Chine) and as "Royaume de Coree" (atlas de la Chine 1737). Despite the broadening of the southern part of the peninsula, this map was in the main accurate and was widely copied in the next 150 years (McCune 1977).

The map is important as it shows Dokdo as "Tchian-chan-tao," which is a Chinese pronunciation of "Usando," an old name of Dokdo, together with "Fan-ling-tao," a Chinese name for Ulleungdo Island. Korea is spelled by several names, including "Kaoli Koue" (country of Goryeo), "Royaume de Coree" (Kingdom of Korea) and "Tchao-Sien".
The map also gave reasonably accurate nomenclature of all eight provinces of Korea: "King-ki" (Gyeonggi-do Province), Kin Chan (Gyeongsang-do Province), "Hoang-hai" (Hwanghae- do Province), "Kiang-Yuen" (Gangwon-do Province), "Ping-Ngan" (Pyeongan-do Province) and "Hien-King" (Hamgyeong-do Province).
There are also faithful transcriptions of the regions around Seoul, including Cao-yang (Goyang) and "Yong haing" (Yangpyeong).

Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782) engraved his first map at the age of fifteen and produced many maps of high quality throughout his career. He became the finest cartographer of his time and carried on the French school of cartography developed by the Sanson and the de L'Isle families. Although he apparently never left the city of Paris, he had access to the reports and maps of French explorers, traders, and missionaries. During his long career he accumulated a large collection of cartographic materials that has been preserved. He was particularly interested in Asia and produced the first reasonably accurate map of China in 1735.
He became Royal Geographer and Cartographer to the King of France in the middle of the eighteenth century, at a time when French cartography was still considered to be the best in the world. He was the successor to Guillaume Delisle as the chief proponent of scientific cartography, and his influence on his contemporaries was profound. D'Anville was the finest cartographer of his time, "his attention to detail was exemplary, his maps having a great delicacy of engraving" (Tooley).

More about Western mapping of Korea maps. [+] OAG, Walter Japan Fig.39..
A very good and dark impression. 2 folds as issued. Repair of small split in left margin, not affecting engraved area. Some marginal discolouration. Printed on thick paper.


34229 HOMANN, J.B. Tartariae Sinensis mappa geographica ex Tabulis specialibus RRPP Iesuitarun nec non Relationibus R.P. Gerbillon / per Dom d'Anville, . . . primum A° 1732 nunc se Nunc secundum LL. projectionis . . . descripta per Tobiam MayerNuremberg, 1749. 502 x 780mm. In original colours.

₩ 1350.000

A very attractive map of Korea and Manchuria on the mainland and two islands of 'Ezo' and Sakhalin, prepared by Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782) and Johann Tobias I (1723-1762). Published by Homann Heirs.
Based on the most important mapping by Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville who was the main source for European mapping of Korea and Japan. .
Two separate sheets, if joined 502 x 780mm. Very good condition, with a few brown spotting's.


34255 LA PÉROUSE, J.F.G. Carte des decouvertes, faites en 1787 dans les mers de Chine et de Tartarie, par les Fregates Francaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe, depuis leur depart de Manille jusqu'à leur arrivee au Kamtschatka. 1ere. feuille.Paris, 1797. 493 x 685mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 500.000

La Pérouse's important chart depicting the discoveries he made in 1787 in the seas of China and Tartary. The travels are charted from the Philippines to the south of Taiwan and the Pescadores. The ship swings around the eastern side of the island and goes north to a passage between Korea and Japan.
The Ryukyus are disproportionate.

Engraved by Bouclet and published in the Atlas volume that accompanied the important account of 1785 scientific expedition under the command of Comte de Jean Francois Galoup la Perouse set out with two ships, "Boussole" and "Astrolabe," to circumnavigate the world.
The voyage turned out to be destined to an unfortunate fate. La Perouse stopped in Botany Bay, Australia, where he left letters and his journals. The ships left for France and were never heard from again. In 1826 the remains of the two vessels were found on an island north of the New Hebrides.
See "Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America" by Henry R. Wagner, pp.199-201. The mapping of Taiwan, pp. 78, 79..
A good and dark impression, very good. Folded, as issued.


34224 GEOGRAPH. INSTITUTS Charte von China nach Murdochischer Projection entworfen. ... Berichtiget, und gezeichnet von H.F.A. Stieler. . .Weimar, 1804. 465 x 513mm. In attractive strong original colours.

₩ 1200.000

Uncommon map of China prepared by H.F.A.Stieler, with parts of Taiwan, Tibet, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula, with a great many place names, a key to (and brief explanations of)municipal symbols, and a glossary of Chinese geographic terms.
The inset on the lower right edge of the map shows the "Lieu Kieu" islands between Japan and Taiwan, the source of the current territorial dispute between Japan and China. .
Good impression on heavy paper and wide margins. Very good condition.


34014 PLAYFAIR, J. China and Japan drawn and engraved for Dr. Playfairs Atlas.Edinburgh, 1824. 455 x 547mm. In attractive original wash colours.

₩ 900.000

Detailed map of China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan engraved by H. Cooper and published by Alexander Macredie. Originally engraved for James Playfair's " A New General Atlas, Ancient and Modern" in 1814.
This is the extremely rare second edition where the word "Geography" in the title has been changed to "Atlas", the map also carries now the name of the publisher "Alexander Macredie." .
Very good condition.


34780 BARFIELD, J. Geographical and Statistical Map of China. China and the Tributary Kingdom of Corea. For the Elucidation of Lavoisne's Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, & Geographical Atlas, by C. Gros, 1820. No. 64. Revised 1828.London, 1842. 417 x 515mm. Coloured.

₩ 450.000

Fine map of China and Korea, with a sub-title in top "Geographical and historical map of China.". The map is apparently a revised edition for 1828.
The atlas was very influential and was copied in USA by Mathew Cary.
Text around the map describes the Topography, Climate, Animals, History, Commerce, Population, Towns, Government and History of China, Japan, and "tributary territories like Tartary, Thibet and Corea".
Verso has one column text on "Historical events connected with the origin and progress of the late war", up to the ceding of Hong Kong in 1842. .
Overall, in excellent condition. Verso has one column text on "Historical events connected with the origin and progress of the late war".


27848 BLAEU, J. Xantung, sinarum imperii provincia quatra.Amsterdam, ca 1660. 396 x 480mm. In original colours.

₩ 1750.000

A map of the northern province ‘Xantung’ of China after the Jesuit Martino Martini.
Shows the Great Wall and is centered on the Bohai Sea, and the Shandong and Liaoning Provinces.
Ornamental figured cartouche and mile scale. In the centre of the map we find the bay of Xang with the neighboring peninsula of Korea. The inland is not filled in but it is one of the earliest representing of showing and naming Korea as an peninsular.

Many larger cities are engraved: Tungchang, Cinan, Yencheu. Laicheu, Leaochang, as well as other small place names. Including rivers, lakes, mountains. At the upper right side is key to cities and villages, rivers, lakes, fortresses, etc. In excellent condition. No text on verso.
The second landmark in the European mapping of China was the appearance of the Novus Atlas Sinensis in 1655. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit and produced by the most prominent Dutch cartographer of the time, Johannes Blaeu. Father Martini compiled the work based on Chinese sources between 1643 and 1650, and it greatly advanced European knowledge of the region including the astronomical positions of many cities and topographical features. It remained the standard geographical work on that country until the publication in 1737 of D'Anville's Atlas de la Chine. .
Paper age toned. Some offsetting due to oxidation of green paint. Repair of split lower part centre fold. Good and dark impression.


34762 BLAEU, J. Xantung, sinarum imperii provincia quatra.Amsterdam, ca 1660. 396 x 480mm. In very attractive original colours.

₩ 2000.000

A map of the northern province ‘Xantung’ of China after the Jesuit Martino Martini.
Shows the Great Wall and is centered on the Bohai Sea, and the Shandong and Liaoning Provinces.
Ornamental figured cartouche and mile scale. In the centre of the map we find the bay of Xang with the neighboring peninsula of Korea. The inland is not filled in but it is one of the earliest representing of showing and naming Korea as an peninsular.

Many larger cities are engraved: Tungchang, Cinan, Yencheu. Laicheu, Leaochang, as well as other small place names. Including rivers, lakes, mountains. At the upper right side is key to cities and villages, rivers, lakes, fortresses, etc. In excellent condition. No text on verso.
The second landmark in the European mapping of China was the appearance of the Novus Atlas Sinensis in 1655. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit and produced by the most prominent Dutch cartographer of the time, Johannes Blaeu. Father Martini compiled the work based on Chinese sources between 1643 and 1650, and it greatly advanced European knowledge of the region including the astronomical positions of many cities and topographical features. It remained the standard geographical work on that country until the publication in 1737 of D'Anville's Atlas de la Chine. .
Very good condition. Paper very slightly age-toned and some light offsetting due to oxidation of ink.


34715 MERCATOR, G / HONDIUS, J. Tartaria.Amsterdam, 1633. 342 x 495mm. In attractive strong original colours.

₩ 1200.000

Published in Hondius' editions of the Mercator Atlas from 1606 onwards, showing China, Korea and the northern Pacific coast of America showing the two continents separated by the Straits of Anian. Showing the known outline of Nova Zembla to the North and describing Korea as "Corea Ins. [ula]". The Great Wall of China can be seen. Extends to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
Very fine and decorative engraving. Koeman/Krogt, 8050:1A..
Some outer marginal discolouration. Paper very slightly age-toned, very good condition.
French text on verso.


28215 ALLARD, C. Tartaria, sive magni chami imperium ex credendis. . .Amsterdam, 1699. 498 x 595mm. In original o/l colours.

₩ 1750.000

This map is particularly significant for its depiction of Russia, Siberia, and parts of Chinese Tartary, taken from the great six- sheet map by Nicolas Witsen, 1687. The importance of the Witsen map for a European understanding of northern Asia is unparalleled, it was simply “considered as one of the most remarkable maps of that time” -- Keuning.
A number of smaller derivative maps were soon published among this one by Allard.
At the age of 24 Witsen traveled to Russia, and a four-month stay in Moscow began his life-long obsession with the country. Many years later, Witsen would write, “‘T’is almost 28 years since I traveled into Russia… I have not ceased from that time, by various Methods I have found, to send Letters unto and received Answers from the most Northern and North-East parts of the World.”
In 1687, after over 20 years of research and study, Witsen published his great map of Tartary, and in 1692 issued an important treatise titled Noord en Oost Tartaryen. “The map, like the book, is one of the great rarities of literature,” writes Keuning, “the scarceness of the map and book is to be attributed to the fact that they were not put on the market but only presented to personal acquaintances.” .
Good condition. Repair of small split upper part centerfold.


South East Asia with Korea.

29704 VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H. Exacta & accurata.. Regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja..Amsterdam, 1595. 384 x 520mm. In original colours.

₩ 37500.000

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 portolanos of the period. The map is also one of the earliest to focus closely on the Philippines. The map is a splendid engraving with decorative details such as several animals in China, two fine compass roses and several whales and ships.
With "Sincapura". Quirino, Philippine Cartography pp.27,77..
In very good condition, printed on thick paper. Repair of split center fold.


33093 MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. Insulae Indiae Orientalis.Amsterdam, 1607-1608. 345 x 477mm. In attractive strong original colours.

₩ 6000.000

One of the most decorative maps of the Indonesian Archipelago, including the Philippines, Malaya and further India. Ships in the sea and a beautiful title cartouche add to the beauty of this map. The latter are thought to depict Dutch and Spanish vessels in the battle between Admiral van Noort and Dr.Morga fought in 1600 off Manila Bay.
Latin text on verso.
With "Sincapura". ¤ Quirino, Philippine Cartography, p.80: Clancy, The mapping of Terra Australis, map 5.13..
A good and strong impression. Paper slightly age-toned, as usual. Altogether in very good condition. Title in cartouche heightened with gold.


03187 MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. India Orientalis.Amsterdam, 1613. 354 x 483mm. In attractive strong original colours.

₩ 7500.000

Published in Hondius' editions of the Mercator Atlas from 1606 onwards, showing the Indian subcontinent, the Malay peninsula, Siam and Cambodia, China and the Philippines, and parts of Sumatra and Borneo. Many of the place names reflect Portuguese activity throughout the region.
The decorative detail includes a large sea monster and an oriental junk in the Bay of Bengal. One of the most interesting and unusual features of the Southern Malay peninsula is its dissection in two, the southern part becoming an island just south of Malacca where it is separated from the rest of the peninsula by a large north- easterly channel. ¤ .
In good condition. Tile in cartouche heightened with gold.


33091 DE WIT, F. Orientaliora Indiarum Orientalium cum Insulis Adjacentibus a Promontorio C. Comorin ad Iapan. [together with] Occidentalior Tractus Indiarum Orientalium.Amsterdam, 1675. 445 x 530mm. In attractive strong original colours.

₩ 25000.000

A matching set of two splendid sea charts covering the trading area of the Dutch V.O.C. and lavishly coloured by Dirk Jansz. van Santen.

Orientaliora Indiarum Orientalium. . . - Chart of Southeast Asia, oriented with east at top, the map is based on Pieter Goos's chart of 1666. It covers the Asian continent from India to Korea and Japan, which is presented on the Blaeu-Martini model. The chart extends through the Spice Islands to include the northern and western coastlines of Australia based on early Dutch discoveries.

Occidentalior Tractus Indiarum Orientalium. . . - Chart showing the coastlines of the Arabian peninsula and Africa up to Cape Town, with a splendid cartouche of royal figures and animals.

Both charts are beautifully composed with rhumb lines, compass roses, sailing ships and a superb title cartouche incorporating a compendium of symbols for the exotic east.

The colouring is attributed to the 17th century master colourist DIRK JANSZ VAN SANTEN (1737-1708). The charts are lavishly coloured using gold for the cartouches and further embellishment, the country frontiers and cities. The scale of longitude and latitude are triple: the variation in tone and colour from red and blue-green alternating with gold yields a lively effect. The figures around the cartouches are painted in a somewhat impressionistic way that is characteristic of Van Santen, with many dark shadow areas to highlight the colours.
Gold dots indicating the major cities.

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Two charts in mint condition. Heightened with gold.


Japan and Korea

29696 ORTELIUS, A. IAPONIAE INSULAE DESCRIPTIO.Ludoico Teisera auctore.Antwerp, 1601. 350 x 480mm. In attractive strong original colours.

₩ 6500.000

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 just the three principal islands of the archipelago. Walter 19. Van den Broecke 165..
Mint condition. Some very light marginal discolouration along center fold. Extra ordinary fine colouring.


05817 HONDIUS, J. Japonia.Amsterdam, 1606-1620. 342 x 445mm. In original colours.

₩ 3000.000

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 islands of Japan.
The decoration to the map includes sea monsters, a Japanese junk and a Dutch galleon. OAG 12: Cortazzi, Isles of gold, pl.26..
With French text on verso, giving a description of Japan. Paper slightly browned. Some brown spots due to oxidation of green paint.


00784 CHATELAIN, H. L'Empire du Japon, tire des cartes des Japonnois.Amsterdam, 1719. 370 x 435mm. Coloured.

₩ 3000.000

A good impression of this decorative map of Japan based on Reland's map of `1715, one of the earliest to use both Latin names and Japanese characters. With inset of the bay of Nagasaki.
In upper left corner a tip of Korea, labeled in Latin and Japanese. Part of Korea's southeastern coast, adjoining Gyeongsang Province, is shown on the map. Japan's southern sea is recorded as "Maris Japonici pars". Campbell 45, OAG 71.
In very good condition.


28900 BLAEU, J. / DE WIT, F. / COVENS, J. / MORTIER, P. Japonia Regnum.Amsterdam, 1655 - 1720. 417 x 589mm. Original colours.

₩ 2900.000

The rare Covens and Mortier issue of this important map of Japan and Korea, originally published by Blaeu. 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 before the nineteenth century. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit, and appears in Blaeu's "Atlas Sinensis", the first European atlas of China.
It is the first map to correctly show Korea as a peninsula.
More about Western mapping of Korea [+] Campbell 21: Cortazzi, plate 63: OAG 28..
No text on verso. Dark impression.


32892 SEUTTER, M. Imperium Japonicum.Augsburg 1720. 490 x 575mm. Original colours.

₩ 2500.000

The map is based on Engelbert Kaempfer's map of 1727. It shows a much distorted outline for the Island of Japan and a wonderful decorative cartouche top left.
The map was engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter.
Seutter has added a textual description on the map's origins but does not mention Reland by name.
An inset plan of Nagasaki appears in the lower right corner and a large illustration.
Attractive full original colour delineates each of Japan's islands and their provinces, and contributes to making this strong engraving one of the most visually appealing maps of the region. Campbell 53: OAG 90..
With a coloured cartouche. Some very light water staining along centerfold, hardly notable. Printed on heavy paper, in very good to mint condition.


Korea maps

34730 D'ANVILLE, J. B. Royaume de Corée.The Hague, 1737. 520 x 353mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 4500.000

With a quite elaborately pictorial cartouche, engraved by G.Kondet. One of the earliest separate maps of Korea.
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville (1697-1782), French cartographer. Compiled over 200 maps. This map is from his most important work Nouvel Atlas de la Chine, published in The Hague 1737. The principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century. (Tooley)
D'Anville used maps prepared by Jesuit missionaries and commissioned by Emporer-Kanyx, who in 1708-16 ordered a surveying of the country. The work also includes the first concentrated, European mapping of Tibet (nine maps) as well as the first separate map of Korea. The map of Korea is the first accurate cartographic depiction available in the western world.
Originally the map was included in Description de la Chine by P.du Halde, in his new edition a separate atlas volume containing the maps.
More about Western mapping of Korea [+] .
Wide margins, a very good and dark impression.


30968 LA PEROUSE, J.F.G. Plan de la partie des iles, ou archipel de Coree, vue au mois de Mai 1787 par les Fregates Francaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe. . . .L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797. 495 x 690mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 750.000

Showing the track of La Perouse along the southern most tip of Korea, with Quelpaerts Islands (now-a-days called Jeju, with the vulcano Halla-san (Halla Mountain) clearly noticed. This is a chart representing the visit of the French Admiral and explorer, le Comte de La Pérouse to Korea in 1786.

La Perouse set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. This copy consists of the Atlas only to the First French edition. Phillips, 688; Howes. U.S.iana, 93; Mickwitz. A.E. Nordenskiold Collection ... annotated catalogue of maps made up to 1800, v.2 no. 133..
Very good condition. Foldings, as issued.


29417 LA PEROUSE, J.F.G. Plan de la partie des Isles ou Archipel de Coree.Paris, 1797. 495 x 685mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 750.000

Showing the track of La Perouse along the southern most tip of Korea, with Quelpaerts Islands (now-a-days called Jeju, with the vulcano Halla-san (Halla Mountain) clearly noticed. This is a chart representing the visit of the French Admiral and explorer, le Comte de La Pérouse to Korea in 1786. This is from the original French edition of La Perouse's voyage "Atlas du voyage de La Perouse". Engraved by Bouclet. .
In very good condition. Several foldings as issued.


29020 LA PEROUSE, J.F.G. Plan de la partie Des Isles ou Archipel de Coree.London, G.G. and J.Robinson, 1798. 380 x 500mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 450.000

Showing the track of La Perouse along the southern most tip of Korea, with Quelpaerts Islands (now-a-days called Jeju, with the vulcano Halla-san (Halla Mountain) clearly noticed. This is a chart representing the visit of the French Admiral and explorer, le Comte de La Pérouse to Korea in 1786. This is from a French edition of La Perouse's voyage published in London. Howes USIana L93; Sabin 38960; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' G.LPR-3a..
Mild waterstain just visible upper part otherwise in good condition.


Before the Japanese annexation in 1910, the island was usually known as Quelpart to Europeans. The name "Quelpart" apparently came from the first European ship to spot the island, the Dutch "Quelpaert", which sighted it after being blown off course on its way to the Dutch trading base in Nagasaki, Japan, from Taiwan (then the Dutch colony of Formosa). When Korea was annexed by Japan in 1910, Jeju then became known as Saishu, which is the Japanese reading of the hanja for Jeju.

29021 LA PEROUSE, J.F.G. Plan of part of the Islands or Archipelago of Corea.London, G.G. and J.Robinson, 1798. 380 x 500mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 450.000

Showing the track of La Perouse along the southern most tip of Korea, with Quelpaerts Islands (now-a-days called Jeju, with the vulcano Halla-san (Halla Mountain) clearly noticed. This is a chart representing the visit of the French Admiral and explorer, le Comte de La Pérouse to Korea in 1786. This is from the first English edition of La Perouse's voyage published in London. Howes USIana L93; Sabin 38960; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' G.LPR-3a..
Mild waterstain just visible upper part otherwise in good condition.


29902 LA PEROUSE, Jean Francois Galoup Part of the island of Quelpart seen 21 may 1787. . . [5 maps on one sheet]London, G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London, 1798. 360 x 240mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 300.000

Detailed maps of islands south of Korea. Of interest is the inset map of L'ile Dagelet (The Isle of Dagelet), the note in French says "Discovered by the French frigates la Boussole and l'Astrolabe. The 27th May 1787. " with the exact location of the island.
The other four charts depicting other islands - "a part of the isle of Quelpaert (Chejudo)", "the isle of Hoapinsu", "a part of the isle of Botol", and "the isle of Kumi".
All of these islands were only "vue" ("seen"), not visited by La Perouse. The charts are dated indicating the dates when La Perouse passed: they saw a part of the isle of Botol on 3rd May 1787, then the isle of Kumi on 5th May, the isle of Hoapinsu on 7th May, a part of the isle of Qeulpaert on 21st May and lastly they saw Dagelet on 27th May. .
Very good condition.


33736 VANDERMAELEN, Ph. Partie de la Chine. N°.74 (Including South Korea)Brussels, 1825- 1827. 473 x 496mm. Original colours.

₩ 750.000

A set of 2 maps covering the Mouth of the Yangtze area in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and southwestern Korea with the island of Quelpart (Jeju-do). Shows explorers' routes, including La Perouse (1787), Argonautes (1789), etc.

From his famous Atlas Universel . This atlas was one of the most remarkable world atlases ever produced, anticipating the International Map of the World and being the first atlas to show the entire land mass of the world on a uniform scale.
Supported by the fortune of his parents and assisted by his brother, Jean-François, Vandermaelen built a spacious geographical Institute in 1829, in which he installed a map-drawing section, a library and a museum. He published one of the most remarkable world atlases ever made: a world atlas with ca.400 maps on a uniform scale of ca. 1:1,6 million. This work, which appeared in 1827, was far ahead of its time but its appearance could only be justified by the unparalleled zeal of its author.
This atlas was also the first to be made totally with lithography, carried out by Henri Ode, who applied a new technique, especially designed for the Atlas Universel. Koeman: Vdm 1. Phillips 749, Sabin 43762..
Lithography, in original colours. Paper very slightly age toned. Plano sheet.


34977 HESSE-WARTEGG (Ernst von), Korea, eine Sommerreise nach dem Lande der Morgenruhe, 1894Dresde, Leipzig, Carl Reissner, 1895. 250 x 195mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 500.000

Hesse-Wartegg arrived in Busan from Nagasaki, and travelled in the South of Korea to Seoul. Chapters on the Emperor and his government, soldiers, calendar, ceremonies, religion, women, etc. Lautensach: Korea, p.50,146 and 285. Cordier Sinica IV, 2973..
8vo, IV-(1)-220 pp., with 33 illustrations in-text, 3 maps and plans, 3 plates in color and 1 folding map in color, original decorated cloth, gilt title.


34979 HAMILTON, Angus Korea. Das Land des Morgenrots. Nach seinen Reisen geschildert von Angus Hamilton. Autorisierte Übersetzung aus dem Englischen.Leipzig: Spamer, 1904. 240 x 160mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 150.000

With 114 illustrations after photographes and one map. Lautensach p.51, 491, nr.219..
8vo. XXXI, 296 pp.


34978 ZABEL, Rudolf. Meine Hochzeitsreise durch Korea während des Russisch-japanischen Krieges.Altenburg, S.-A., Stephan Geibel Verlag, 1906. 230 x 160mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 200.000

Illustrated with ca. 200 illustrations. All photographes are taken by the author. Lautensach, p.491, nr. 222..
9vo, xvi, 462 p. illus., folding colour printed map.


34976 FOREIGN OFFICE Parliamentary Papers - Foreign Office - Annual Series - Diplomatic and Consular Reports on Trade and Finance.London, Harrison and Sons, 1882-1906. 240 x 150mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 5000.000

Very scarce - Only for the British Parliament and the British Crown printed - and not for the trade! Accounts about the Korean country during the time span of the last third of the 19th about Korea and numerous trade accounts, this lot also contains two very important trade treaties between Japan and China regarding Korea and one so called Memorandum regarding the trade between Japan and Korea.

Report by Mr. Carles Journey in two of the Central Provinces of Corea in October 1883. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. March 1884; London - Corea. No. 1 (1884); 12 pages; Report of a Journey by Mr. Carles in the North of Corea. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. April 1885; London - Corea. No. 2 (1885); 32 pages; Report by Vice-Consul Carles of a Journey from Söul to the Phyöng Kang Gold-Washings, dated May 12, 1885. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. August 1885. London - Corea No. 3 (1885); 5 pages; Commercial Reports by her Majesty’s Consul-General in Corea, 1882-83; and a Report of a Journey from Söul to Songdo in August 1884. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. 1885. London - Corea No. 1 (1885); 29 pages; Foreign Office. 1897. Miscellaneous Series No. 433. Reports on Subjects of General and Commercial Interest.
Corea. Report on a consular Journey to Ping-Yang and Chenampo. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, October, 1897. London, 15 pages; Memorandum Respecting the Trade between Japan and Corea: 1877-82. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. February 1883. London - Japan No. 2 (1883); contains a letter by Harry Parkes, 12 pages; 654. Miscellaneous Series. Corea. Diplomatic and Consular Reports. Cotton Culture in Corea. London: Foreign Office, September, 1906. 11 pages; Reports on the Trade for the Year 1885, 7 pages; for 1886, 7 pages; for 1888, 12 pages; for 1889, 11 pages; for 1890, 13 pages; for 1891, 14 pages; for 1892, 17 pages; for 1893, 20 pages; for 1894, 16 pages; for 1895, 10 pages; for 1896, 13 pages; for 1897, 23 pages; for 1898, 23 pages; for 1899, 32 pages; for 1900, 25 pages; for 1901, 26 pages & one folding table; for 1904, 20 pages; for 1905, 34 pages; for 1910, 21 pages; for 1914, 28 pages;
Reports on Subjects of General and Commercial Interest. Corea. A) Report on the Cultivation of Cotton in Corea, 1894, 4 pages; B) Commercial Condition of the Ports of Fusan and Wönsan, 1894, 8 pages; Treaty Series: Agreement between United Kingdom and Japan Relative to China and Corea. Signed at London, January 30, 1902, 1902, title leaf and 2 pages. .
30 volumes in 8vo; with printed titles to original wrappers, all parts speparately bound; all of them in very good condition.


32150 ANONYMOUS Photo album of Corea.Corea, ca.1910. 110 x 175mm. Uncoloured.

₩ 5000.000

This privately made photoalbum has a total of 25 images. Some of them have never been released or published in any book before. The album cover of back is worn out the cloth. The thickness of the back page is the same as front page. The front page has a thick cover page which has been glued and has cloth on the top.
At the time, there was no Korean professional photographer in Korea so Japanese photographer who had studied from foreigner photographers were hired.
With photo of Taewon-gun, also called Yi Ha-ung (born 1821—died 1898), father of the Korean king Kojong. As regent from 1864 to 1873, Taewon- gun inaugurated a far-ranging reform program to strengthen the central administration; he modernized and increased its armies and rationalized the administration. Opposed to any concessions to Japan or the West, Taewon-gun, though out of power, helped organize the anti-Japanese outbreak in 1882. Considered a troublemaker, he was then kidnapped and taken to China for three years. By the time he returned, his power and many of his reforms had been eliminated. .
There are a total of 25 images in an accordion type small album. The album size is 17.5 x 11.3 cm or about 4.5 x 7 inches long. The photo is 10 x 13.8 cm or about 4. x 5.5 inches long.
The album cover of back is worn out the cloth. The thickness of the back page is the same as front page. The front page has a thick cover page which has been glued and has cloth on the top.



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