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[Manuscript chart on vellum of the Java Sea]

One of the few manuscript charts on vellum in private hands, signed by Isaac de Graaf. ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MAP IN RED, GREEN AND BLACK INK showing the Java Sea centered o...

$250000 / ≈ €250000
Publisher: GRAAF, I.
Place, Date: Amsterdam, 1743

 

Militairy manuscript map of the end of Yangzi River across Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang areas, with 3 red seals of the Ever-Victorious Army.

In lower left corner an inset plan of Songjiang District with Shanghai with a grid and the area is divided with red doted border lines.The map has three red seals of the ...

$120000 / ≈ €120000
Publisher: MILITAIRY MAP
Place, Date: China, ca 1862

 

Manuscript map of the Bay of Nagasaki.

An extremely rare manuscript chart in brown ink and wash color on a printed sheet of paper with a system of rhumblines and latitude scales. This chart shows the Bay of Na...

$50000 / ≈ €50000
Publisher: VAN KEULEN, J.
Place, Date: Amsterdam, 1750

 

[ LANDSKROON ]. Oranda Fune no zu [= Depiction of a Dutch Ship].

A very large and extremely detailed Japanese drawing on rice paper of a Dutch ship at the artificial island Deshima, the VOC's outpost in Nagasaki harbour. In the drawing...

$30000 / ≈ €30000
Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place, Date: Japan, Kansei 4, 2nd month, 9th day, 30 March? 1792

 

COLLECTION OF HONG KONG MAPS, BOOKS & FLYERS. Including CHINA - HONGKONG surveyed by Captn. Sir Edward Belcher, in H.M.S. Sulphur 1841. Corrected to 1901.

A collection of 30 maps, prints, and publications relating to Hong Kong. Including : - BELCHER, E. Sir, An updated version of this most important nautical chart of Hong K...

$25000 / ≈ €25000
Publisher: BRITISH ADMIRALTY/ AMONG OTHERS
Place, Date: London, 1841 - 1901

 

NEWTON'S New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time. . .

A very impressive Victorian 20-inch Library globe on an exceptionally carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs terminating in claw feet joined by turned ...

$20000 / ≈ €20000
Publisher: NEWTON and SON
Place, Date: London, January 1, 1867

 

Histoire Naturelle, Civile, Et Ecclésiastique..'

First French edition, published by P.Gosse, J.Neaulme and B.Lakeman. The basic work on Japan from the second half of the 17th century when it was still forbidden to forei...

$18000 / ≈ €18000
Publisher: KAEMPFER, E.
Place, Date: Amsterdam, 1729

 

Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise, et du Thibet.

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 th...

$18000 / ≈ €18000
Publisher: DU HALDE, J.-B.
Place, Date: The Hague, H. Scheurleer, 1737

 

Carta prima Generale dell' Asia.

FIRST STATE of Robert Dudley's general chart of the Persian Gulf, going east through India to the southeastern coast of China showing Macau and the area of present-day Ho...

$17500 / ≈ €17500
Publisher: DUDLEY, R.
Place, Date: Florence, 1646

 

Nieuwe Pas=Caart strekkende van Pta Cataon tot Pta. Lamtoan, langs de kusten van Cochinchina, Tonquin, Quangsi en Quantung [?] van Macao.

A finely engraved and detailed chart of Vietnam reaching to Macao and present-day Hong Kong..Very rare: only included in the 6th volume (so-called secret atlas) of Van Ke...

$15000 / ≈ €15000
Publisher: VAN KEULEN, J.
Place, Date: Amsterdam, 1753

 

Asia carta di ciasete piu moderna. (Japan)

Rare FIRST STATE of this important map for Korea and Japan map of the Blancus/Moreira type, but adds a huge 'Jesso' filling the top of this old map. The map is of interes...

$15000 / ≈ €15000
Publisher: DUDLEY, R.
Place, Date: Florence, 1646-1647

 

Mapa De la parte de la Isla Formosa sa perteneciente al Emperadotde la China sacado por Ord. De S.M.

Extremely rare map of the west coast of Taiwan, the Punghu or Pescadore Islands, and the Fokien or Fujian coast of China. Several ancient Taiwanese cities are noted, incl...

$15000 / ≈ €15000
Publisher: DE LA CONCEPTION, J.
Place, Date: Manilla, Seminario Conciliar, y Real de San Carlos, 1788-1792

 

Description geographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise . . . du Thibet, & de la Coree. . .

These volumes accompany Bourguignon d'Anville's Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise et du Thibet. of 1737. First quarto edition, with a new preface and bibl...

$12000 / ≈ €12000
Publisher: DU HALDE, J.-B.
Place, Date: The Hague, H. Scheurleer, 1736

 

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. . .

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...

$9000 / ≈ €9000
Publisher: NIEUHOF, J.
Place, Date: London : Printed by the Author at his house in White-Friers, 1669

 

Plan de Constantinople, non compris ses faubourgs. Grave d'apres les documents du ministere de la Guerre par E. Olivier.

A very rare lithographic town-plan of Istanbul, Scale 98 yards to one inch., printed in Pera, Istanbul by E. Olivier. The ornate design on the top of the title is a tugh...

$8000 / ≈ €8000
Publisher: OLIVIER, E.
Place, Date: Péra, Istanbul, 1851

 

Hern Johann Baptisten Taveniers..Vierzig Jaehrige Reize..

This German edition includes Tavernier's map of Japan in a reduced form (210x315mm) and contains legends about the country's nature, e.g., where gold is mined and plottin...

$7500 / ≈ €7500
Publisher: TAVERNIER, J.B.
Place, Date: Nuremberg, 1681

 

Parte orientale della China.. / Parte occidentale della China. (2 sheets)

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 K...

$7500 / ≈ €7500
Publisher: CORONELLI, V.M.
Place, Date: Venice, 1695

 

The Kingdome of China.

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 p...

$7000 / ≈ €7000
Publisher: SPEED, J.
Place, Date: London, G. Humble, 1627

 

Hendrik Doeff and his dog.

Because of the scarcely of impressions from abroad many of the Nagasaki subjects, prints and paintings are copies. The lack of understanding usually makes these impressio...

$6500 / ≈ €6500
Publisher: NAGASAKI SCHOOL
Place, Date: Nagasaki, c. 1820-1830

 

Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio. Auctore Ludovico Georgio.

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 ...

$6000 / ≈ €6000
Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place, Date: Antwerp, 1584

 

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 h...

$6000 / ≈ €6000
Publisher: TAVENIER, J.B.
Place, Date: Paris 1679

 

Morokoshi Meisho Zue [Illustrated Description of Famous Sites of China].

Published in Osaka, Kawachiya Genhichiro, et al. [8 book sellers], slightly later issue but apparently in Edo period, using all the same woodblocks of original first edit...

$6000 / ≈ €6000
Publisher: OKADA GYUKUZAN, OKA YUGAKU, OHARA TOYA MINSEI
Place, Date: Osaka, Edo, slightly later than Bunka 3, year of the tiger - 1806

 

Reiß in das Gelobte Land ... Mit nach dreyen andern Reißbeschreibungen vermehret, und schönen Kupfern gezieret.

Very rare first illustrated edition of collected travel accounts by citizens of Zürich, containing : Hans Jacob Amman, "Narrative of a trip to Palestine". The ...

$6000 / ≈ €6000
Publisher: AMMANN, Hans Jacob
Place, Date: Zürich, M. Schauffelberger Erbin, 1678

 

Het gezandtschap der Neerlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, Den tegenwoordigen Keizer van China. . .

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)...

$5500 / ≈ €5500
Publisher: NIEUHOF, J.
Place, Date: Amsterdam, W. Waasberge, 1693

 

Parliamentary Papers - Foreign Office - Annual Series - Diplomatic and Consular Reports on Trade and Finance.

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 th...

$5500 / ≈ €5500
Publisher: FOREIGN OFFICE
Place, Date: London, Harrison and Sons, 1882-1906

 

[Tableau Général de l'Empire Ottoman]. 11 plates with the panoramic view of Mecca.

A collection of 11 engraved plates (3 folding) from "Tableau Général de l'Empire Ottoman", Paris, Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1790, comprising the famous panorami...

$5500 / ≈ €5500
Publisher: MOURADJA D'OHSSON, Ignace.
Place, Date: Paris, 1790

 

A fan combining views of Hong Kong (right), Canton (center), and Macau.

The fan shows nice images of Macau, Hong Kong and Canton on onside and on verso a garden with 45 characters welcoming a rider on his white horse. Their clothes are height...

$5500 / ≈ €5500
Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place, Date: China, ca. 1850-1860

 

Constantinopolitanae urbis effigies ad vivum expressa.

A rare panoramic town-view of Istanbul with over the whole length of the lower part 3 columns of poems in Latin, Dutch and French and a numbered key 1-29 to the principal...

$5200 / ≈ €5200
Publisher: DANCKERTS, D.
Place, Date: Amsterdam, 1660

 

Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea.

BRITAIN'S FIRST ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF KOREA & OKINAWANS. With an appendix containing charts and various hydrographical and scientific notices by captain Basil Hall and ...

$5000 / ≈ €5000
Publisher: HALL,B.
Place, Date: London, 1818

 

Asia secunda pars in forma Pegasi.

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 B...

$5000 / ≈ €5000
Publisher: BÜNTING, H.
Place, Date: Brunswick, ca. 1635

 

Nouvelle carte des mers comprises entre le détroit de Banca et P°. Timon avec la partie orientale du détroit de Malacca.

Important French chart of the tip of Malaysia with Singapore. Latitude and longitude scales, compass rose and system of rhumb lines, soundings near coast and in bay areas...

$5000 / ≈ €5000
Publisher: D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE.
Place, Date: Paris, 1745

 

Tabula Superioris Indiae & Tartariae maioris. (Modern Map of China, Japan, etc.)

Important map extending from Tartary in the north, to "Prov. Bocat" (Cambodia) in the south. "Tebet" is shown prominently, as is "Zinpangri"...

$5000 / ≈ €5000
Publisher: FRIES, L.
Place, Date: Vienne, 1541

 

Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis. . .

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 sp...

$5000 / ≈ €5000
Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place, Date: Antwerp, 1598

 

[Complete set of maps of Japan] Imperium Japonicum Per Regiones Digestum Sex et Sexaginta Atque Ipsorum Japonensium Mappis Descriptum Ab Hadriano Relando.

Complete set of 11 maps Reland's map of Japan, the first map to use Sino-Japanese characters on a European printed map and represents a radical departure from prior Europ...

$5000 / ≈ €5000
Publisher: OTTENS, R. / J. / KAEMPFER, E.
Place, Date: Amsterdam, 1751

 

Il regno della China detto presentente Catay e Magnin. . .

A rare and decorative Italian map of China and Japan, with Japan closely modelled on the indented Cardim outline and Hokkaido, called Yuppi , shown as an Asian peninsula....

$4500 / ≈ €4500
Publisher: ROSSI, G.
Place, Date: Rome, 1682

 

Constantinople ville de Romanie et capitale de l'Empire des Turcs.

A very decorative and extremely rare of Istanbul, including a numbered legend in lower part. Published by Jacques Chéreau, (1688 - 1776). Engraved by Aveline and first ...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: CHEREAU, J. / AVELINE, P.A.
Place, Date: Paris, ca.1750

 

Terra Promissions.

A beautifully executed and very rare map of the Promised Land, divided into the 12 Tribes. The shore line runs in north-southwesterly direction from Sidon as far as Pelus...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: HONERVOGT, J.
Place, Date: Paris, c.1655

 

Asia secunda pars terrae in forma Pegasi.

Asia depicted as the flying horse Pegasus. Thiscartographical curiosity, double page copper engraved map, was published in Heinrich Bünting's “Itinerarium Sacrae Scrip...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: BÜNTING, H.
Place, Date: Brunswick, 1640

 

Royaume de Corée.

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 c...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: ANVILLE, J.B.D'
Place, Date: The Hague, 1737

 

Carte de la coste orientale de la Chine depuis Amoy, jusqu'à Chusan avec une partie de l'Isle Formose [with] Plan du port d'Amoy ou Emouy.

Important French of the China Sea with the coast of Northern China, including a large depiction of Formosa.Latitude and longitude scales, compass rose and system of rhum...

$4000 / ≈ €4000
Publisher: D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE.
Place, Date: Paris, Jean-François Robustel, 1745