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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 ...

$95000 / ≈ €88893
Maker / 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 / ≈ €46786
Maker / 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 / ≈ €28072
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Japan, Kansei 4, 2nd month, 9th day, 30 March? 1792

 


Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist: Ein Reisebuch...

Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist: Ein Reisebuch, Uber die gantze heilige Schrifft, in zwey Bücher geteilet... Zuvor gemehret mit einem Büchlein De monetis et mens...

$30000 / ≈ €28072
Maker / Publisher: BÜNTING, H.
Place & Date: Magdenburg, 1587

 


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

First edition of this cornerstone of any collection of books on China, which is also among the rarest and most desirable of important Americana, included in Rare American...

$30000 / ≈ €28072
Maker / Publisher: DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste.
Place & Date: Paris, P. G. Le Mercier, 1735

 


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 m...

$30000 / ≈ €28072
Maker / Publisher: Anonymous
Place & Date: Korea, ca. 1790

 


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 / ≈ €23393
Maker / 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 showing the "Gulf of Corea". On an exceptionally carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs ter...

$25000 / ≈ €23393
Maker / Publisher: NEWTON and SON
Place & Date: London, January 1, 1867

 


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...

$19000 / ≈ €17779
Maker / 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 / ≈ €16375
Maker / Publisher: DUDLEY, R.
Place & Date: Florence, 1646

 


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 / ≈ €14036
Maker / Publisher: DE LA CONCEPTION, J.
Place & Date: Manilla, Seminario Conciliar, y Real de San Carlos, 1788-1792

 


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 / ≈ €14036
Maker / Publisher: DUDLEY, R.
Place & Date: Florence, 1646-1647

 


[ Hong Kong / Canton ] 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...

$12500 / ≈ €11696
Maker / Publisher: VAN KEULEN, J.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1753

 


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

Without the separately published atlas. Lacking 2 plates in vol.2 (Obseques at p.149 and Gin seng at p.180), one plate torn without a loss (vol.1, p.230), d4 vol.1 with a...

$12000 / ≈ €11229
Maker / Publisher: DU HALDE, J.-B.
Place & Date: The Hague, H. Scheurleer, 1736

 


Paskaerte Zynde t'Oosterdeel Van Oost Indien, met alle de Eylanden daer ontrendt geleegen van C. Comorin tota aen Iapan.

An eye-catching chart of Pieter Goos' sea chart of Australia, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Korea and India. The chart shows the regions from Cape Comorin (Southern India...

$10000 / ≈ €9357
Maker / Publisher: GOOS, P.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1669

 


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 / ≈ €8421
Maker / 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 / ≈ €7486
Maker / 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 / ≈ €7018
Maker / 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 / ≈ €7018
Maker / 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 / ≈ €6550
Maker / Publisher: SPEED, J.
Place & Date: London, G. Humble, 1627

 


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 for f...

$7000 / ≈ €6550
Maker / Publisher: KAEMPFER, E.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1729

 


[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...

$6000 / ≈ €5614
Maker / Publisher: OTTENS, R. / J. / KAEMPFER, E.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1751

 


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 / ≈ €5614
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1584

 


Carte d'Asie divisée en ses principaux Etats.

Uncommon and decorative "carte à figures" wall map, prepared by Clouet, with superb decoration including a wonderful rococo border with vignettes describing hi...

$6000 / ≈ €5614
Maker / Publisher: CLOUET / MONDHARE.
Place & Date: Paris, Mondhare, 1787

 


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 / ≈ €5614
Maker / 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 / ≈ €5614
Maker / Publisher: AMMANN, Hans Jacob
Place & Date: Zürich, M. Schauffelberger Erbin, 1678

 


Ambassades mémorables de la Compagnie des Indes orientales des Provinces Unies vers les empereurs du Japon.

First edition in French of this important work on Japan, a work whose illustrations "represent a high-water mark in book illustrations of the 17th century" (Lac...

$5500 / ≈ €5146
Maker / Publisher: MONTANUS, A.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1680

 


Ch'onha chido.[Atlas of all under Heaven]

A late 18th-century Ch'onha chido atlas with 13 woodblock maps showing the World, China, Korea, Japan, Okinawa, and the 8 provinces. The seas are in black.Slight wear, co...

$5500 / ≈ €5146
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Korea, ca. 1760

 


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 / ≈ €5146
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: China, ca. 1850-1860

 


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 / ≈ €5146
Maker / Publisher: FOREIGN OFFICE
Place & Date: London, Harrison and Sons, 1882-1906

 


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 / ≈ €5146
Maker / Publisher: NIEUHOF, J.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, W. Waasberge, 1693

 


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 / ≈ €4866
Maker / Publisher: DANCKERTS, D.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1660

 


Quinta Asie Tabvla.

Woodblock map of Persia from Martin Waldseemüller's 1513 edition of Ptolemy,  a landmark work that contributed to major advances in both Renaissance geography and map p...

$5000 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: PTOLEMY, C. / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M.
Place & Date: Strasbourg, J. Schott, 1513

 


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...

$5000 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: TAVENIER, J.B.
Place & Date: Paris 1679

 


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 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: HALL,B.
Place & Date: London, 1818

 


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 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: FRIES, L.
Place & Date: Vienne, 1541

 


Bunken Edo oezu. [Tokyo]

Based on map by Ochikochi Doin. Oriented with north to the right. An extraordinary wood block-printed town-plan now-a-day Tokyo, and a fine example of Edo cartography. Th...

$5000 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: SUHARAYA MOHE
Place & Date: Edo, ca. 1803

 


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 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Place & Date: Antwerp, 1598

 


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 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE.
Place & Date: Paris, 1745

 


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 / ≈ €4679
Maker / Publisher: BÜNTING, H.
Place & Date: Brunswick, ca. 1635