Paulus Swaen :: Popular Listings https://www.swaen.com Paulus Swaen is a rare map dealer since 1978, specializing in original maps, atlases, prints, vintage posters, and medieval manuscripts. On-line gallery. https://www.swaen.com/uploads/paulusSwaenlogoOrangand.jpg Paulus Swaen https://www.swaen.com Indian painting on ivory Indian painting on ivory

Fine oriental miniature of an amourouse Indian couple. Drawing, brush and gouache on ivory panel, late 19th/ early 20th cent.]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/indian-painting-on-ivory/39834 https://www.swaen.com/listing/indian-painting-on-ivory/39834 Prints / Drawings :: Erotica Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Indian painting on paper. Indian painting on paper.

Fine miniature, presenting a couple in love making position. The miniature has been painted in India in early 20th century. The miniature is 165 x 110 mm, painted in oil and gouache on paper, framed with a red and green line.]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/indian-painting-on-paper/40418 https://www.swaen.com/listing/indian-painting-on-paper/40418 Prints / Drawings :: Erotica Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Chinese painting on silk. Chinese painting on silk.

Fine oriental miniature of a Chinese couple engaged in amorous pursuit. Quin Dynasty, late 19th. century.This type of Chinese painting, usually anonymous, also called "pillow books" or "spring images," had its beginning in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and had its peak in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1664). They have been used throughout the centuries for visual use and enjoyment, and some people also say that they were illustrations in books or scrolls that mothers gave their daugh...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/chinese-painting-on-silk/39831 https://www.swaen.com/listing/chinese-painting-on-silk/39831 Prints / Drawings :: Erotica Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400
A rare suite of 12 original etchings by Martin van Maele to the famous work by Edmond Haracourt. A rare suite of 12 original etchings by Martin van Maele to the famous work by Edmond Haracourt.

A rare suite of 12 original etchings by Martin van Maele to the famous work by Edmond Haracourt. The series was published anonymously in a small edition. These etchings are among the most expressive by van Maele. Here the overwhelmingly dominating sexuality is represented with almost visionary power.An accomplished engraver with a sharp ironic eye and a whimsical imagination, Maurice François Alfred Martin van Miële is better known by his pseudonym Martin van Maële. His mother, from whom he a...]]>
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Chinese painting on silk. Chinese painting on silk.

Fine oriental miniature of a Chinese couple engaged in amorous pursuit. Quin Dynasty, late 19th. century.This type of Chinese painting, usually anonymous, also called "pillow books" or "spring images", had its beginning in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and had its peak in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1664). They have been used throughout the centuries for visual use and enjoyment, and some people also say that they were illustrations in books or scrolls that mothers gave their daugh...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/chinese-painting-on-silk/39832 https://www.swaen.com/listing/chinese-painting-on-silk/39832 Prints / Drawings :: Erotica Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400
[Anti capitalism Soviet Union propaganda poster] [Anti capitalism Soviet Union propaganda poster]

Propaganda mini anti-capitalism poster published in Russia during The Cold War. By the 1960’s and 1970’s, outrageous practices in Soviet bureaucracy flourished. Poor planning, endless paper-pushing, redundancy and shirking, phony reporting, and cover-ups at all levels of the centralized economy had become the norm.The results included shoddy construction, inefficient farming methods, empty store shelves, environmental pollution, and a decidedly uncivil civil service.To combat these ills, the...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/anti-capitalism-soviet-union-propaganda-poster/41765 https://www.swaen.com/listing/anti-capitalism-soviet-union-propaganda-poster/41765 Posters & Publicity :: Propaganda & War Posters Tue, 05 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400
Indian painting on paper. Indian painting on paper.

Fine miniature, presenting a couple in love making position, set on a balcony with in a landscape in the background. The miniature has been painted in India in late 19th - early 20th century. The miniature is 165 x 110 mm, painted in gouache on paper, framed with black border and brown colored box.]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/indian-painting-on-paper/40413 https://www.swaen.com/listing/indian-painting-on-paper/40413 Prints / Drawings :: Erotica Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400
[Russian Agitprop propaganda poster for 9 May] [Russian Agitprop propaganda poster for 9 May]

Soviet propaganda poster celebrating Victory Day (Thursday 9 May). Showing a star with USA, English, French flags partly overlapped with Soviet flag and inscription in Russian: 9 May.Germany surrendered on 8 May 1945, and the war in Europe was over.Agitprop is political propaganda, especially the communist propaganda used in Soviet Russia, that is spread to the general public through popular media such as literature, plays, pamphlets, films, and other art forms with an explicitly political messa...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/russian-agitprop-propaganda-poster-for-9-may/34005 https://www.swaen.com/listing/russian-agitprop-propaganda-poster-for-9-may/34005 Posters & Publicity :: Propaganda & War Posters Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400
Indian painting on paper. Indian painting on paper.

Fine miniature, presenting a couple in love making position. The miniature has been painted in India in early 20th century. The miniature is 165 x 110 mm, painted in oil and gouache on paper, framed with a red and green line.]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/indian-painting-on-paper/40419 https://www.swaen.com/listing/indian-painting-on-paper/40419 Prints / Drawings :: Erotica Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Secunda etas mundi. Folium XIII. Secunda etas mundi. Folium XIII.

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...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/secunda-etas-mundi-folium-xiii/9906 https://www.swaen.com/listing/secunda-etas-mundi-folium-xiii/9906 World Maps Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500
CH'ONHA CHIDO [Atlas of all under Heaven] CH'ONHA CHIDO [Atlas of all under Heaven]

The Ch’onha chido [Atlas of all under Heaven] is a late 18th century copy of the traditional Korean atlas produced in the early Choson dynasty (1392-1910). One of the maps in the atlas, "Ch’onhado" (Map of the world), is a unique and popular China-centered world map seen in Korean perspective.The typical contents of the traditional Korean atlases during this period consist of the following: a world map bearing the title Ch’onhado, with China, Korea, Japan and the Ryukyus at the c...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/chonha-chido-atlas-of-all-under-heaven/21750 https://www.swaen.com/listing/chonha-chido-atlas-of-all-under-heaven/21750 Atlases Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500
(Northern celestial planisphere with a pasted volvelle.) (Northern celestial planisphere with a pasted volvelle.)

Probably by the Vienna astronomer Melchior Klayber who used the Copernican precession theory, which is closely connected with the chart (Ptolemy - 6° 40' and Ptolemy - 55° epoche).In counting the total number of spheres, like other sixteenth-century astronomers Copernicus considered not only the theory of precession but the entire structure of cosmos. Beautiful et decorative celestial planisphere with a pasted volvelle. The chart shows the stars visible from 52 degrees latitude in a polar equi...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/northern-celestial-planisphere-with-a-pasted-volvelle/23065 https://www.swaen.com/listing/northern-celestial-planisphere-with-a-pasted-volvelle/23065 Celestials :: Celestials Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
SETTSU MEISHO ZUE. Illustrations of famous places in Settsu. SETTSU MEISHO ZUE. Illustrations of famous places in Settsu.

Settsu Meisho Zue was printed in two series of 8 and 4 volumes. The principal illustrator was Takehara Shunchosai, but many illustrations in the 4 volumes supplement are by minor artists. He himself was a well-known ukiyo-e artist and book illustrator. The text was written by Akizato Rito who did numerous guides similar to this one. The work in 12 volumes has about 280 double-and 50 single-page woodblock illustrations, in some cases one scene may cover up to 8 single pages.Besides panoramic view...]]>
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De Bello Belgico, Decas PrimaDeces II. De Bello Belgico, Decas PrimaDeces II.

Each volume contains an engraved title with a representation of the Netherlands and Belgium in the shape of a lion, with one paw resting on a shield bearing the title, a large woodcut printer's device on the colophons, and 30 richly engraved views and plans of battles and sieges, 28 double-page and 2 full-page, by Johanness W.Bauer, J.Miele, Jacomo Cortese, a.o. Two examples of the famous Leo Belgicus map are included. Among the greatest decorative works of early cartography is a series of arres...]]>
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Chinese painting on silk of a couple in a love-making position. Chinese painting on silk of a couple in a love-making position.

Fine oriental miniature of an erotic scene of a Chinese couple engaged in amorous pursuit. Quin Dynasty, late 19th. century.This type of Chinese painting, usually anonymous, also called "pillow books" or "spring images", had its beginning in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and its peak in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1664).They have been used throughout the centuries for visual use and enjoyment, and some people also say that they were illustrations in books or scrolls that mothers ga...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/chinese-painting-on-silk-of-a-couple-in-a-love-making-position/39833 https://www.swaen.com/listing/chinese-painting-on-silk-of-a-couple-in-a-love-making-position/39833 Prints / Drawings :: Erotica Tue, 19 May 2020 00:00:00 -0400
Carte générale de L'Empire Ottoman en Europe et en Asie dressée par Henri Kiepert . . . Carte générale de L'Empire Ottoman en Europe et en Asie dressée par Henri Kiepert . . .

Large School wall map of Turkish Empire printed in chromo-lithography. Published by Dieter Reimer and printed by Ferdind Barth in Berlin. This rare map has two insets in lower left corner "Prononciation" and "Explication de termes géographiques appartenant aux langues principales de l'orient et de leurs abbreviations".Geographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899) is generally reckoned one of the more important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. Kiepert...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/carte-generale-de-lempire-ottoman-en-europe-et-en-asie-dressee-par-henri-kiepert/24848 https://www.swaen.com/listing/carte-generale-de-lempire-ottoman-en-europe-et-en-asie-dressee-par-henri-kiepert/24848 Asia :: Turkey Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400
Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route.. Carte des Isles du Japon Esquelles est remarque la Route..

This uncommon map of Japan, which is on a fairly large scale, contains comments about the nature of the country. For instance, Ocsaqui (Okazaki, near Nagoya) is said to have the most beautiful women.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 ...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/carte-des-isles-du-japon-esquelles-est-remarque-la-route/6682 https://www.swaen.com/listing/carte-des-isles-du-japon-esquelles-est-remarque-la-route/6682 Asia :: Japan :: Japan Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0400
Pianta Geografia delle Isole di Malta, e Gozo della Sagra Religione Gerosolimitana di S. Giovanni delineata, ed incisa in quest anno 1761. Pianta Geografia delle Isole di Malta, e Gozo della Sagra Religione Gerosolimitana di S. Giovanni delineata, ed incisa in quest anno 1761.

A rare map of Malta and Gozo printed by the priest Antonio Bova (1688 - 1775), who was active as engraver in Palermo ca. 1727-1773. He produced cartographic engravings, scenery, portraits and holy iconography. His devotional prints are usually signed only by his surname.]]>
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LA RUSSIE NOIRE ou POLONOISE qui Comprend les PROVINCES DE LA RUSSIE NOIRE de VOLHYNIE et de PODOLIE divisées en leurs Palatinats Vulgairement Connües sous le Nom D'VKRAINE ou PAYS DES COSAQUES. LA RUSSIE NOIRE ou POLONOISE qui Comprend les PROVINCES DE LA RUSSIE NOIRE de VOLHYNIE et de PODOLIE divisées en leurs Palatinats Vulgairement Connües sous le Nom D'VKRAINE ou PAYS DES COSAQUES.

Very rare map of the Ukraine and Poland, prepared by Sanson in 1675 in a third state, published by the heirs of Sanson, in Paris in 1706. The imprint changed to: Par les Srs SANSON Geographes ordinaires du Roy A PARIS dans le Cloitre de St Nicolas du Louvre 1706 avec privil. du Roi."NOIRE" in title changed to "ROUGE" and a cartouche has been added around the title. Scale ca. 1 : 2.000.000]]>
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[Taprobana - Sri Lanka] [Taprobana - Sri Lanka]

Wood block printed map and one of earliest printed representation of Ceylon prepared Martin Waldseemüller.Based on the slightly larger map from 1513 published in "Ptolemy's Geographia". The atlas was reprinted in 1520, 1522, 1525, 1535 and 1541. This wood block was cut in 1525 for the publisher J.Grünninger. This being the variant of 1541, now without the banner title and wood cut ornaments on the verso.From the last edition of Ptolemy's "Geography", with maps by Laurens Fr...]]>
https://www.swaen.com/listing/taprobana-sri-lanka/21267 https://www.swaen.com/listing/taprobana-sri-lanka/21267 Asia :: India :: Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400