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JANSSONIUS, J.,  Asia recens summa cura delineata., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Asia recens summa cura delineata.
Amsterdam, 1632, Coloured.. 410x550mm. Paper slightly age toned. Some shine-thru of text on verso. Very good condition.
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... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 3,010  

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BÜNTING, H.,  Asia secunda pars in forma Pegasi., antique map, old maps BÜNTING, H. - Asia secunda pars in forma Pegasi.
Brunswick, ca. 1635, Uncoloured.. 272x362mm. Double page copper engraved map. German text on verso. - Fine even impression with original margin all around plate mark. Centerfold and 2 vertical folds softened. A nearly perfect copy of a piece of utmost rarity.
UNRECORDED PLATE or STATE. Asia depicted as the flying horse Pegasus. Below the depiction 3 lines of engraved Latin text. Double page copper engraved map from Heinrich Bünting’s “Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae”, printed in Brunswick around 1635 (whereas the “ordinary” Bünting Pegasus from the ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 5,000
Approx. Euro 4,300  

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BÜNTING, H.,  Asia secunda pars terrae in forma Pegasi., antique map, old maps BÜNTING, H. - Asia secunda pars terrae in forma Pegasi.
Brunswick, 1640, Uncoloured.. 275x365mm. German text on verso. Fine dark impression with small margins at three sides, only at bottom trimmed with slight loss of lettering. Unobtrusive marginal imperfections mended.
Asia depicted as the flying horse Pegasus. This cartographical curiosity, double page copper engraved map, was published in Heinrich Bünting's “Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae”, edition printed in Brunswick around 1640. The “ordinary” Bünting Pegasus from t... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 4,000
Approx. Euro 3,440  

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TAVERNIER, J.B.,  Hern Johann Baptisten Taveniers..Vierzig Jaehrige Reize.., antique map, old maps TAVERNIER, J.B. - Hern Johann Baptisten Taveniers..Vierzig Jaehrige Reize..
Nuremberg, 1681, Uncoloured.. 340x210mm. 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.).
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 valuab...
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$ 7,500
Approx. Euro 6,450  

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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. . ., antique map, old maps 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, In original o/l colours.. 450x584mm. A good and strong impression. Paper slightly spotted. Else in very good condition.
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...
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$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,580  

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BOWEN, E.,  A new & accurate map of Asia drawn from actual surveys. . ., antique map, old maps BOWEN, E. - A new & accurate map of Asia drawn from actual surveys. . .
London, 1747, Coloured.. 345x422mm. In very good condition. Wide margins.
An excellent early engraving of Asia. Curious shape for Japan, with a large island north called Yeso and a coastline marked De Gamma's Land.
Numbered "No 52."; Decorative title cartouche includes palm tree, with village scene in background. Prime meridian at London.

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$ 750
Approx. Euro 645  

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BOWEN, Th.,  A new & accurate map of Asia, Drawn from the most approved modern maps & charts / by Thos. Bowen., antique map, old maps BOWEN, Th. - A new & accurate map of Asia, Drawn from the most approved modern maps & charts / by Thos. Bowen.
London, J.Cooke, 1777-1778, Coloured.. 319x414mm. Good condition.
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Korea, the sea between Korea and Japan.

Detailed map of Asia from Saudi Arabia, Persia, Russia, India, China, Japan to Southeast Asia showing Australia as New Holland.
Included ...
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$ 600
Approx. Euro 516  

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CLOUET / MONDHARE.,  Carte d'Asie divisée en ses principaux Etats., antique map, old maps CLOUET / MONDHARE. - Carte d'Asie divisée en ses principaux Etats.
Paris, Mondhare, 1787, Original o/l colours. 960x1221mm. Printed on four sheets. Joined and mounted on canvas. Paper slightly browned. Some minor localized staining and foxing. Some minor folds and minor wrinkles.Two small losses of paper at lower right and left part. Good impression. Some pin holes due to ancient mounting on a frame.
Uncommon and decorative "carte à figures" wall map, prepared by Cloued, with superb decoration including a wonderful rococo border with vignettes describing historical scenes. The map is interesting as it shows Korea in the d'Anville type with labeling I.Tsiteheou ou Fongma, Quelpart and Mer de Coré... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 8,000
Approx. Euro 6,880  

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VON REILLY, F.J.J.,  Karte von Asien., antique map, old maps VON REILLY, F.J.J. - Karte von Asien.
Vienna 1795, Coloured.. 472x629mm. Plano sheet edition. In mint condition. Wide margins and printed on heavy paper.
An attractive map of Asia. With a decorative title cartouche in the upper left-hand corner. Engraved by Aarons.
Franz Johann Josef von Reilly (Vienna 18 august 1766 - 6 july 1820) was active as geographer, journalist, book and art dealer. In 1792 he created his geographical Komptoir and ...
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$ 1,400
Approx. Euro 1,204  

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KIEPERT, Heinrich.,  Kiepert's Physikalische Wandkarten IV. ASIEN. . ., antique map, old maps KIEPERT, Heinrich. - Kiepert's Physikalische Wandkarten IV. ASIEN. . .
Berlin, D. Reimer, 1873, In original colours.. 1360x1705mm. Lithographed folding wall map dissected in 18 segments and laid down on linen. In mint condition. Cardboard cover with printed title. Provenance : "Comte A. Duchastel" (in brown ink ).
Wall map of Asia printed in chromo lithography. Published by "Stich und Druck der lith. Anst. Von Leopold Kraatz in Berlin".
Physical map showing the Asian continent, with inset in lower left showing the different states and European possessions...
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$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,720  

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DEMEULE, M.,  Asie., antique map, old maps DEMEULE, M. - Asie.
France, Elbeuf, 1879, In original colours.. 305x432mm. Manuscript in pen and brown ink with wash colour, on paper.
Manuscript map made by miss Marie Demeule, dated Elbeuf 1879. Elbeuf is a town within the Upper Normandy region in France.
In the 19th century many students, and quite often young girls, produced manuscript atlases. These maps and atlases allowed them to show their drawing scales and are made a...
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$ 300
Approx. Euro 258  

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South East Asia
PTOLEMY,C. / FRIES, L.,  Tabula nova utriusque Indiae., antique map, old maps PTOLEMY,C. / FRIES, L. - Tabula nova utriusque Indiae.
Vienne, 1541, Coloured.. 325x440mm. Very good condition. Blank verso.
This is the fourth and last edition of this map based on Waldseemüller's first "modern" map of Asia. It follows that cartography without change but adds an interesting array of vignettes purporting to depict the cultures of the region. Based largely upon the Ruysch world map of 1507, Sri Lanka and t... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 4,000
Approx. Euro 3,440  

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RUSCELLI, G.,  India Tercera Nuova Tavola., antique map, old maps RUSCELLI, G. - India Tercera Nuova Tavola.
Venice, 1598, Uncoloured.. 180x242mm. Repair and toning along center fold. Italian text on verso.
The 1598 edition of this early map of South East Asia. Just to the west and south of Malacca one will notice ‘Camatra’ (Sumatra) and Java. China with Canton in the upper right corner.
Girolamo Ruscelli first published the map in his "La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo" (Venice, 1561), with the p...
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$ 750
Approx. Euro 645  

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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 3,010  

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CHATELAIN, H.,  Vue et Description de Quelques-Uns des Principaux Forts des Hollandois dans les Indes ., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Vue et Description de Quelques-Uns des Principaux Forts des Hollandois dans les Indes .
Amsterdam, 1720, Uncoloured.. 370x432mm. Some light browning along center fold. Very good impression.
Interesting sheet with seven detailed views illustrating the most important Dutch V.O.C. trading outposts and fortified colonial possessions in the East Indies, including 4 harbor views Batavia (Jakarta), Amboina, Ternate, and Solor, and 3 fort plans, with descriptive French text, from Chatelian's m... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 225
Approx. Euro 194  

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VALENTIJN, F.,  Nieuwe Caart der Eylanden van Banda., antique map, old maps VALENTIJN, F. - Nieuwe Caart der Eylanden van Banda.
Amsterdam, 1726, Uncoloured.. 310x405mm. In very good condition. Some foldings as issued. Mint.
Decorative map of the Banda Islands.
François Valentijn (1666-1727), a missionary, worked at Amboina from 1684 to 1694 and 1705 to 1713 and travelled extensively in the VOC's lands. He is best known for his monumental history and description, ''Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën'' which remains one of t...
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$ 250
Approx. Euro 215  

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HORSBURGH, JAMES, F.R.S,  Eastern passage to China. sheet 1., antique map, old maps HORSBURGH, JAMES, F.R.S - Eastern passage to China. sheet 1.
London, 1824, Uncoloured.. 635x955mm. Very good condition, printed on heavy paper. Paper slightly age toned.
James Horsburgh early chart of the coasts of Java, Bali, Lombok, with part of Sulawesi, and Borneo. Insets of "Sketch of Bally Strait", Sketch of Lombock Strait", Plan of Allas Strait", "Sketch of Sappy Strait".
The chart shows depth soundings & both topographica...
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$ 2,750
Approx. Euro 2,365  

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HULST VAN KEULEN, Wed.G.,  Straat Riouw onder opzicht van de commissie tot verbetering der Indische Zeekaarten.., antique map, old maps HULST VAN KEULEN, Wed.G. - Straat Riouw onder opzicht van de commissie tot verbetering der Indische Zeekaarten..
Amsterdam 1843, Uncoloured.. 850x860mm. 2 sheets joined and laid down on a sheet of blue paper. Good and dark impression. 2 folds as issued. Faint traces of humidity along upper margin, slightly frayed. Repair of 3, 2cm long, tears along the juncture of the sheets.
Very large and rare so called Blue back chart centered on the strait passing between the Riau Islands. It contains an inset map with enlarged details of Riouw harbor on Bintang Island.
Coastal profiles are shown in the lower left corner of the chart.

The cha...
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$ 1,200
Approx. Euro 1,032  

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HULST VAN KEULEN, Wed.G.,  Kaart van de vaarwaters en eilanden tusschen Sumatra en Borneo. . ., antique map, old maps HULST VAN KEULEN, Wed.G. - Kaart van de vaarwaters en eilanden tusschen Sumatra en Borneo. . .
Amsterdam, 1847, Uncoloured.. 1060x758mm. Good and dark impression. Horizontal and vertical folds as issued. Narrow, light brown spot in the right part of the map. Repair of 2 minor tears upper part vertical fold, 5 mm into the image. Very good throughout.
Very large and rare chart centered on the island of Bangka, showing the southeastern coast of Sumatra.
With large title surmounted by 4 small inset maps showing details of the area.
coastal profiles at the top and the bottom of the map.
The chart is prepared ...
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$ 1,000
Approx. Euro 860  

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DORNSEIFFEN, I.,  Overzichtskaart van den Nederlandsch oost Indischen Archipel., antique map, old maps DORNSEIFFEN, I. - Overzichtskaart van den Nederlandsch oost Indischen Archipel.
Amsterdam, Seyffardt, 1884, In original printed colours.. 585x850mm. Chromolithography on somewhat tinted paper, in very fine condition. Printed on heavy paper. Paper size : 385 x 485mm.
Very detailed map of Indonesia, taken from "Atlas van Nederlandsch Oost- en West-Indie", prepared by doctor I. Dornseiffen, and published by published by Seyffardt's Boekhandel, Amsterdam.
The general map with title and in the corners four inset maps of the Netherlands, Suriname, Antilles and C...
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$ 50
Approx. Euro 43  

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

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

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

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

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

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$ 200
Approx. Euro 172  

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

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

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

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

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

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Molucca
SCHENK, P. / VALK, G.,  Insularum Moluccarum Nova description., antique map, old maps SCHENK, P. / VALK, G. - Insularum Moluccarum Nova description.
Amsterdam, 1730, In attractive strong original colours.. 370x485mm. Thick, strong hand laid paper with full margins.
Exquisite map of the famous Spice Islands based on the islands described by Jan Huyghen van Linschoten. This map was the first large scale map of the region and depicts the islands which provided first the Portuguese, and then the Dutch with a monopoly on the lucrative spice trade. Each of th... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 800
Approx. Euro 688  

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Sumatra
JANSSONIUS, J.,  Sumatrae et insularum Locorumque nonnullorum circumiacentium. . ., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Sumatrae et insularum Locorumque nonnullorum circumiacentium. . .
Amsterdam, 1660, Original colours.. 420x520mm. A good and dark impression. Very fine.
Fine chart depicting the Island of Sumatra and the southern coasts of Malaysia from Quedo to Johore.
North is orientated to the left of the page.
Singapore is probably identified just to the south of Johore as Senasur. Little interior detail is given but ...
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$ 1,800
Approx. Euro 1,548  

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VALENTIJN, F.,  Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Sumatra.., antique map, old maps VALENTIJN, F. - Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Sumatra..
Amsterdam, 1726, Coloured.. 506x600mm. A fine copy. Folds as issued. Dark impression.
Fine chart depicting the Island of Sumatra and the southern coasts of Malaysia from Quedo to Johore. North is orientated to the left of the page. Singapore is probably identified just to the south of Johore as Senasur .
Little interior detail is given but the coastlines, settlements and...
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$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,150  

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China
FRIES, L.,  Tabula Superioris Indiae & Tartariae maioris.  (Modern Map of China, Japan, etc.), antique map, old maps FRIES, L. - Tabula Superioris Indiae & Tartariae maioris. (Modern Map of China, Japan, etc.)
Vienne, 1541, Coloured.. 290x460mm. Very fine condition. Latin text on the verso. Wide margins.
Important map extending from Tartary in the north, to "Prov. Bocat" (Cambodia) in the south. "Tebet" is shown prominently, as is "Zinpangri" (Japan), oriented north-south, along the right hand border.
Lorenz Fries map was the first European map to focus exclusively on East Asia, particularly o...
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$ 6,000
Approx. Euro 5,160  

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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 6,020  

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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 6,020  

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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 1,720  

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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 11,825  

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NIEUHOF, J.,  Het gezandtschap der Neerlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, Den tegenwoordigen Keizer van China. . ., antique map, old maps NIEUHOF, J. - Het gezandtschap der Neerlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, Den tegenwoordigen Keizer van China. . .
Amsterdam, W. Waasberge, 1693, Uncoloured.. 320x210mm. Folio. pp. (6), 208, 258, (9), with engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of the author, 1 folding engraved map of China and 34 double-page engraved plates and about 100 engravings in the text.
Very fine contemporary calf, richly gilt ornamented spine in 7 compartments with red gilt lettered label. Very good to mint condition.
Third edition of this beautifully illustrated work on China. The first edition was published in 1665.
Jan Nieuhof was a "Dutch traveler and adventurer" (1618-72). Between 1640 and 1644 Nieuhof was serving as an official of the Dutch West India Company in Brazil, but by 1655 he was in Batavia, i...
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$ 8,500
Approx. Euro 7,310  

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CORONELLI, V.M.,  Parte orientale della China.. / Parte occidentale della China. (2 sheets), antique map, old maps CORONELLI, V.M. - Parte orientale della China.. / Parte occidentale della China. (2 sheets)
Venice, 1695, Uncoloured.. 605x910mm. Some very minor re-inforcements along center fold. A good and dark impression. Very fine condition.
The map depicts the eastern part of China with Korea -correctly- as a peninsula. Formosa is included as well. Japan is partly visible i.e. the area of Yamaguchi, strait Kammon and Fukuoka which is spelled as Fakata. At top left the sign of The Society of Jesus, underneath and at bottom on top of the... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 7,500
Approx. Euro 6,450  

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REDOLFI, P.,  La Chine., antique map, old maps REDOLFI, P. - La Chine.
Venice, c.1722, Coloured.. 133x165mm. In very good condition.
This small Italian map of China, Korea and Japan is based on the cartography of Guillaume Delisle. Japan is shown attached to Ter di Yesso (Hokkaido). Engraved by P. Redolfi. Tomo II, a Carte 33 appears above the neatline at the right.

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$ 450
Approx. Euro 387  

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TIRION, I.,  Hedendaegsche Historie of tegenwoordige staet van alle volkeren 1 deel. (Volume 1 - China, Japan, Phillippines, Moluccas), antique map, old maps TIRION, I. - Hedendaegsche Historie of tegenwoordige staet van alle volkeren 1 deel. (Volume 1 - China, Japan, Phillippines, Moluccas)
Amsterdam, 1734, Uncoloured.. 200x125mm. Contemp. vellum. 645pp., 17pp. Register, 2pp.printing errata. Illustrated with 2 folding maps, 4 plates including one of Japanese people 1 folding view of Deshima.
This provides an interesting illustrated description of China, Japan, Phillippines, Moluccas. Including a map of China, Korea and Japan, with the Sea between Korea and Japan called "Zee van Japan" and "Noord Zee van Japan".
The map of Japan provided by Kaempfer and copied by Isaac Tirion.
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$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,290  

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DU HALDE, J.-B.,  Description de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise., antique map, old maps DU HALDE, J.-B. - Description de l'Empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise.
Paris, P. G. Le Mercier, 1735, Uncoloured.. 400x280mm. 4 volumes in folio in contemp brown calf bindings. (2) ff., viij-lij-iij-592 pp. — (2) ff., iv-725-(1) pp. — (2) ff., iv-564-(3) pp. — (2) ff., ij-520 pp. Generally in good condition. Illustrated with First edition. It is illustrated with 15 engraved plates including 8 double and 2 folding (procession of a viceroy, wedding procession, funeral, plants, ships and peaches, coins and seals, costumes, silk processing, portraits, music, buildings) , 7 city maps, and 43 engraved maps including 21 folding and 21 double page (Tartary, China and its provinces, Korea, Siberia, Tibet).
First edition. Titles printed in red and black and incorporating an engraved pictorial vignette by Baquoy af... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 29,500
Approx. Euro 25,370  

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DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste.,  Description geographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise., antique map, old maps DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste. - Description geographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise.
Paris, P. G. Le Mercier, 1735, Uncoloured.. 210x280mm. 4 volumes, folio Contemporary calf, spines divided in compartments by six raised bands, contrasting red morocco labels in two, others richly gilt with floral tools, leaf sprays, etc., sides ruled in gilt with three-line fillet, marbled endpapers, red edges. With 65 maps and plates (all but one double-page or folding); titles in red and black incorporating engraved pictorial vignette by Baquoy after Humblot; with all half-titles; woodcut head- and tailpieces, typographic ornaments, historiated and decorative initials.
First edition of this cornerstone of any collection of books on China and "the first definitive European work on the Chinese empire" (Hill), was compiled by Du Halde, Jesuit former confessor to the duc d'Orléans, from the accounts, published and unpublished, prepared by 27 Jesuit missionaries during... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 45,000
Approx. Euro 38,700  

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DU HALDE, J.-B. / D'ANVILLE, J.B.,  Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise, et du Thibet., antique map, old maps DU HALDE, J.-B. / D'ANVILLE, J.B. - Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise, et du Thibet.
The Hague, 1737, Uncoloured.. 560x410mm. 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.
First edition of "the principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century". It was the second ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 27,000
Approx. Euro 23,220  

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D'ANVILLE, J-B.,  Carte la plus generale et qui comprend la Chine, la Tartarie chinoise et le Thibet. . ., antique map, old maps D'ANVILLE, J-B. - Carte la plus generale et qui comprend la Chine, la Tartarie chinoise et le Thibet. . .
The Hague, 1737, In original colours.. 470x685mm. Paper broken on centerfold and some borderlines due to oxidation of green ink. Green colour oxidized. Good and dark impression.
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...
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$ 2,800
Approx. Euro 2,408  

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VAUGONDY, R. de,  L'Empire de la Chine. . ., antique map, old maps VAUGONDY, R. de - L'Empire de la Chine. . .
Paris, dated 1750, In original o/l colours.. 482x525mm. Good and dark impression. Some traces of humidity especially in the margin. Generally in good condition.
Detailed map of China, Korea and Taiwan. The large title cartouche is resplendent in the French style with musicians, a dancer, and various accouterments representative of the country.
Second state. Interesting for it's dual naming of "Mer de Corée" and "Mer du Japan"....
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$ 1,100
Approx. Euro 946  

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OKADA GYUKUZAN, OKA YUGAKU, OHARA TOYA MINSEI,  Morokoshi Meisho Zue [Illustrated Description of Famous Sites of China]., antique map, old maps OKADA GYUKUZAN, OKA YUGAKU, OHARA TOYA MINSEI - Morokoshi Meisho Zue [Illustrated Description of Famous Sites of China].
Osaka, Edo, slightly later than Bunka 3, year of the tiger - 1806, Uncoloured.. 225x180mm. 6 volumes with original yellow paper wrappers, some soiling, with title and contents labels, the fourth one of which is a little bit defective, as shown the image. Thread partially untied, but binding is almost secure. As is often the case of this, impression is somewhat pale, but very fine copy.
Some worming in volume 3. Not bound in the 2nd sheet with issue date in the 1st volume.
Published in Osaka, Kawachiya Genhichiro, et al. [8 book sellers],... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 6,000
Approx. Euro 5,160  

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Abel-Remusat Jean-Pierre,  Essai sur la langue et la littérature chinoises., antique map, old maps Abel-Remusat Jean-Pierre - Essai sur la langue et la littérature chinoises.
Paris, Treuttel et Wurtz ,1811, Uncoloured.. 200x130mm. 8°. 2 pp., X, 160 pp., engraved frontsp. and 4 folding plates of Chinese character by Miller. Contemp. brown calf, gilted, spine renewed. Very slightly browned throughout.
Rare first edition.- The French sinologist Jean-Pierre Abel-Remusat (September 5, 1788 - June 2, 1832) was... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 3,010  

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GUTHRIE, W.,  China from the best Authorities., antique map, old maps GUTHRIE, W. - China from the best Authorities.
London, 1818, In original colours.. 191x221mm. In very good condition.
China from Guthrie's Geography. Engraved by John Russell.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 110
Approx. Euro 95  

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STANFORD, E.,  Stanford's Map of Eastern China, Japan and Korea. 1898., antique map, old maps STANFORD, E. - Stanford's Map of Eastern China, Japan and Korea. 1898.
London, ca. 1898, In original colours.. 630x510mm. Hand-coloured zincograph map, dissected into 18 sheets and mounted on cloth. Discolouration and staining in upper corner of the cover, generally in very good condition.
Charming folding map of east coast of China, Korea and Japan. In lower right corner inset map of Korea (265x512mm.).
In lower left a key to Treaty Ports, Submarine Cables, Railways, Treaty Ports proposed 1898. Main cities underlined in red.

Still in it's original publisher's yello...
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$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,290  

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STANFORD, E.,  Standford's map of the empires of China and Japan with the adjacent parts of the Russian Empire, India, Burma &c., antique map, old maps STANFORD, E. - Standford's map of the empires of China and Japan with the adjacent parts of the Russian Empire, India, Burma &c.
London, ca. 1911, In original colours.. 645x995mm. Hand-coloured zincograph map, dissected into 36 sheets and mounted on cloth. Generally in very good condition.
Charming folding map of China and Japan with the adjacent parts of the Russian Empire, India, Burma. A key identifies railway lines, in red, projected railway lines, in dotted red and submarine telegraph cables. Port open to foreign commerce are underlined in red.

Still in it's origina...
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$ 850
Approx. Euro 731  

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