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PTOLEMEE, C. / FRIES. L.,  Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini mathematicor[um] ...Octo libri Geographie. . ., antique map, old maps PTOLEMEE, C. / FRIES. L. - Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini mathematicor[um] ...Octo libri Geographie. . .
Strasbourg, J. Grüninger, 1522, Uncoloured.. 405x285mm. Folio, title printed in red and black within elaborate woodcut border, 27 double-page maps of the ancient world, 22 double-page maps of the modern world, one full-page map of Lotharingia on verso of map of Scandinavia (34), together 50 woodcut maps. Restored binding using the contemporary blind-stamped calf, 2 illegible stamps on title-page.
Third edition of "Géographie" by Ptolemy and published in Strasbourg. Illustrated with 50 maps engraved ... (Go to Item Page)
$ 85,000
Approx. Euro 71,400  

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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 5,040  

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ORTELIUS, A.,  Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus. . ., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus. . .
Antwerp, 1572, Coloured.. 350x500mm. German text on verso. Repair of small marginal tear in lower part, generally in good condition.
Nice Ortelius' map of SE Asia, Japan, and the Philippines, etc from the rare French text edition of 1587.
The map includes Beach and other information drawn from Marco Polo.
The map also includes a portion of the West Coast of North America, including several mythical names in Cali...
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$ 2,750
Approx. Euro 2,310  

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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 5,880  

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PORCACCHI, T.,  Descittione del Mappamondo., antique map, old maps PORCACCHI, T. - Descittione del Mappamondo.
Venice, ca.1586, Coloured.. 70x140mm. Very good condition. Good margins.
A fine miniature oval map of the world engraved by Girolamo Porro. It is a reduction of Giovanni Francesco Camocio's superb large map of 1567, one of the last in the long line of derivatives from Gastaldi's prototype of 1546. North America is separated from Asia by a narrow straight with Giapan (Jap... (Go to Item Page)
$ 450
Approx. Euro 378  

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ORTELIUS, A.,  Tartariae sive Magni Chami Imperium., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Tartariae sive Magni Chami Imperium.
Antwerp, c. 1590, In attractive strong original colours.. 382x500mm. Paper very slightly age-toned. Dark impression, printed on heavy paper. Some light offsetting due to oxidation of ink and colours. With French text on verso.
This is a very early depiction of the northern Pacific, with the first mapping of Northwest Coast of America and probably the first map to name California 'C. Califormio' and showing the name 'Sierra nevada' along the west coast.
Its main feature is the STRETTO DI ANIAN. This increased the pu...
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$ 1,750
Approx. Euro 1,470  

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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, 1592, In strong attractive original colours.. 365x470mm. Paper very slightly age toned, generally in very fine near to mint condition. Latin text on verso.
The first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas, west to the top. The second state with "Las Philipinas" 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 Portuguese c...
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$ 6,000
Approx. Euro 5,040  

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ORTELIUS, A.,  Set of world & four continents in stunning original colours., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Set of world & four continents in stunning original colours.
Antwerp, 1595, In attractive strong original colours.. 355x487mm. A matching set in very attractive original colouring. Paper slightly age toned, repair of split upper part center fold of World map, ca. 10cm. into engraved area, hardly notable.
Marginal tumbling.
An attractive set of these decorative and important maps published at Antwerp in Ortelius' Theatrum. The Theatrum was the first large modern atlas and was extremely influential. The world and four continent maps offered here summarize in a decorative but powerful way the level of geographical knowle... (Go to Item Page)
$ 17,500
Approx. Euro 14,700  

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MAGINI, G.A.,  Tartariae Imperium.., antique map, old maps MAGINI, G.A. - Tartariae Imperium..
Cologne, 1597, Uncoloured.. 125x170mm. Paper slightly age-toned. Very good condition.
Map of Tartary, Japan and California, printed by Petrus Keschedt in Cologne. The map is a reduced version of the Abraham Ortelius map of 1570, with only a small amount of information missing, none of it in America. Japan is spelled IAPA
The map identifies China and Japan, but not Korea....
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$ 400
Approx. Euro 336  

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ORTELIUS, A.,  Maris Pacifici., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Maris Pacifici.
Antwerp, 1598, In original colours.. 344x498mm. Very good impression. Some discolouration of paper. Dutch text on verso.
Paper slightly age toned and some light water staining, mainly visible on verso. A small printer's crease lower right corner.
Attractive original colours.
From the rare Dutch text edition of the Theatrum of which according to van den Broecke only 100 copies are printed.
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 v...
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$ 7,500
Approx. Euro 6,300  

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ORTELIUS, A.,  IAPONIAE INSULAE DESCRIPTIO.Ludoico Teisera auctore., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - IAPONIAE INSULAE DESCRIPTIO.Ludoico Teisera auctore.
Antwerp, 1598, Uncoloured.. 355x482mm. French text on the verso. Wide margins and a strong and dark impression. In fine condition.
Korea is shown as an elongated island whilst Japan is shown with just the three principal islands of the archipelago.

Dare to go in Black. All early maps are printed in black and white and many were kept that way for a long time. A black and white map in an early and strong impression is ...
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$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,100  

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DE BRY, Th.,  Christophorus Columus Ligur Indiarum  Prim invet A°1492, antique map, old maps DE BRY, Th. - Christophorus Columus Ligur Indiarum Prim invet A°1492
Frankfurt a.M. 1597 - 1599, Uncoloured.. 155x130mm. Very fine condition. Right hand margin a bit short. Dark impression.
Very decorative portrait of Christopher Columbus (c. 31 October 1451 – 20 May 1506), engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528-1593) and published in Jean Jacques Boissard, "Icones Virorum Illustrium".

Columbus was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in north-w...
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$ 500
Approx. Euro 420  

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ORTELIUS, A.,  Asiae nova descriptio., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Asiae nova descriptio.
Antwerp, 1603, Coloured.. 370x485mm. Large margins. Very fine condition.
Ortelius' fine map of Asia well represents the continent at a time when Europeans were expanding their power in the Far East. The Indian subcontinent and Malaysian peninsula are easily recognizable. Ceylon and Sumatra are correctly placed, though their shape leaves something to be desired. The Phili... (Go to Item Page)
$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,680  

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MERULA, P.,  Totius Orbis Cogniti Universalis descriptio., antique map, old maps MERULA, P. - Totius Orbis Cogniti Universalis descriptio.
Leiden, 1605, Uncoloured.. 295x495mm. Repair of a marginal upper and lower center fold split.In good condition. A strong and dark impression.
The engraver Jan van Doetecum has copied this world map from the double-hemispherical one engraved by his father Baptista for Petrus Plancius in 1590. There are four new corner insets in oval frames. These are of the islands of Japan, St.Helena, Iceland and Ceylon. With two hemisphere celestial char... (Go to Item Page)
$ 5,000
Approx. Euro 4,200  

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LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P.,  India Orientalis., antique map, old maps LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P. - India Orientalis.
Amsterdam, 1606, Uncoloured.. 83x123mm. In very good condition, lightly age toned, slight water stains, with wide margins, dark impression. Latin text to verso.
This lovely miniature map shows the East Indies, stretching from Persia to China and Japan, down to Java, and part of Papua new Guinea. Published by Petrus Bertius, in Amsterdam at the beginning of the seventeenth century. This delightful map has a rectangular title cartouche and features some regio... (Go to Item Page)
$ 300
Approx. Euro 252  

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LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P.,  Iapon., antique map, old maps LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P. - Iapon.
Amsterdam, 1606, Uncoloured.. 83x123mm. In very good condition, lightly age toned, some water staining, with wide margins, dark impression. Latin text to verso. Some show through of verso text.
An attractive miniature map of Japan, published by Petrus Bertius, in Amsterdam at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
The quirky map is shows the country in a distorted manner, has a ferocious sea monster, a strap-work title and a hatched sea. Part of the Korean peninsular is shown. This...
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$ 250
Approx. Euro 210  

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BERTIUS, P.,  India Orientalis., antique map, old maps BERTIUS, P. - India Orientalis.
Amsterdam, 1606, Coloured.. 83x123mm. In very good condition, lightly age toned, text show through from verso. with wide margins. Latin text to verso. Title has been altered by a contemporary hand.
This lovely miniature map shows the East Indies, stretching from Persia to China and Japan, down to Java, and part of Papua new Guinea. Published by Petrus Bertius, in Amsterdam at the beginning of the seventeenth century. This delightful map has a rectangular title cartouche and features some regio... (Go to Item Page)
$ 300
Approx. Euro 252  

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MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J.,  Asia., antique map, old maps MERCATOR,G./ HONDIUS,J. - Asia.
Amsterdam, 1608, Uncoloured.. 153x193mm. Paper browned. Lower and right margins cut short, as issued. Minor marginal water stain upper left, hardly noticeable.
Map of Asia with an over-sized Korea and a curious shape for Japan, from the first French-text edition of Jodocus Hondius' Atlas Minor.
Shortly after the publication of the big folio-atlases the need was apparently felt for a smaller-sized atlas, one that would be handier and above all, cheaper.<...
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$ 300
Approx. Euro 252  

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ORTELIUS, A.,  Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis. . ., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis. . .
Antwerp, 1608, Coloured.. 366x469mm. 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.
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 ... (Go to Item Page)
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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, 1608, In very attractive original colouring.. 365x470mm. Latin text on verso.
Attractive colours and wide margins. In fine condition.
The first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas, west to the top. When this map appeared, it was by far the most accurate one of China.
Japan is shown on a curious curved projection reminiscent of Portuguese charts of the period with Honshu dissected along the line of Lake Biwa. The Gr...
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ORTELIUS, A.,  Theatrum orbis terrarum., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Theatrum orbis terrarum.
Antwerp, 1612, In attractive strong original colours.. 450x305mm. Contemp. blind stamped binding, and 166 maps, title page and portrait of Ortelius. With "Parergon Theatri" maps.
The 1612 Latin edition of the Theatrum is the most complete edition of this atlas. It contains elaborate preliminary matter and an introduction to cosmography by Michel Coignet, along with the Parergon and the Nomenclator. There is a list of the twelve plates that were added to the Theatrum by Vrien... (Go to Item Page)
$ 300,000
Approx. Euro 252,000  

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HONDIUS, J.,  Asiae Nova Descriptio. . ., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, J. - Asiae Nova Descriptio. . .
Amsterdam, 1613, In original colours.. 373x501mm. Paper browning as usual. Repair of center fold. With some colour addition.
Several sources appear to have been used in the compilation of this map, including the Portuguese Jesuits Luis Teixeira (1595) for Japan, and Luis Jorgede Barbuda (1584) for details of China. Korea is depicted as an island. Recent discoveries of Barentsz. are cited. Parts of America and New Guinea a... (Go to Item Page)
$ 3,000
Approx. Euro 2,520  

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Condition Rating: 4
HONDIUS, J.,  Japonia., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, J. - Japonia.
Amsterdam, 1606-1620, In original colours.. 342x445mm. With French text on verso, giving a description of Japan. Paper slightly browned. Some brown spots due to oxidation of green paint.
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 is...
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$ 2,200
Approx. Euro 1,848  

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SPEED, J.,  The Kingdome of China., antique map, old maps SPEED, J. - The Kingdome of China.
London, G. Humble, 1626, Coloured.. 393x512mm. Clean image, dark impression, some marginal tears just affecting engraved border, underlaid on verso. In 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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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 5,880  

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MERCATOR, G./ JANSSONIUS, J.,  Atlas Minor., antique map, old maps MERCATOR, G./ JANSSONIUS, J. - Atlas Minor.
Amsterdam, 1630, Uncoloured.. 190x245mm. In oblong 4to, early 20th century binding, covers with marbled paper. Allegoric title-page, 3, 643 pp., 4 pp. index with 142 full-page maps.
Title page with past-on title, dated 1630. Préface dated 1609. The imprint label has two version, this one h... (Go to Item Page)
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HONDIUS, H.,  Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire. . ., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, H. - Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire. . .
Amsterdam, ca. 1633, In attractive original colours.. 383x490mm. Paper slightly age toned. Good impression.
A fine map of Tierra del Fuego. With an explanatory text of the passage by Barent Jansz. Potgieter who accompanied captain Sebald de Weert to the Straits in 1599/1600, being the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan, in Latin and Dutch.
After various English voyages, the Du...
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$ 800
Approx. Euro 672  

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MERIAN, M.,  China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta., antique map, old maps MERIAN, M. - China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta.
Frankfurt am Main, 1638, Coloured.. 268x340mm. Paper very slightly age toned, as usual. Good and dark impression. Very good condition.
Fine map of China, based on the first of Blaeu's maps of China. In the west by the Great Wall is shown, among Taiwan is named Pakan al I. Formosa, although Tayoan is named on the island.
The imaginary Chiamay Lacus is located in the southern region with five rivers flowing south into India an...
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$ 1,100
Approx. Euro 924  

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HONDIUS, H.,  India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae Adiacentes., antique map, old maps HONDIUS, H. - India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae Adiacentes.
Amsterdam, 1638, In attractive strong original colours.. 390x486mm. Paper very slightly age toned as usual but generally in very fine to mint condition. Latin text on verso.
Map of South East Asia, noteworthy for being one of the first maps to include, albeit incompletely, the discoveries made by the Dutch vessel Duyfken in 1605-1606 in the Gulf of Carpentaria, an expedition which made the first recorded European contacts with Australia. The Australian discoverie... (Go to Item Page)
$ 1,800
Approx. Euro 1,512  

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LINSCHOTEN, J.H.,  Histoire de la Navigation., antique map, old maps LINSCHOTEN, J.H. - Histoire de la Navigation.
Amsterdam, Evert Cloppenburgh, 1638, Uncoloured.. 305x200mm. 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
A fine example of Linschoten's classic illustrated travelogue to the East and West Indies, termed by Lach - the most important of the first hand accounts published independently of the great travel collections (I.198). No other book contained so much usable intelligence on the East and West Indies a... (Go to Item Page)
$ 80,000
Approx. Euro 67,200  

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DANCKERTS, C. / BERTIUS, P.,  Carte de L'Asie., antique map, old maps DANCKERTS, C. / BERTIUS, P. - Carte de L'Asie.
Paris, 1627-1640, In original colours.. 282x175mm. Marginal staining. Repair of split lower part center fold.
Rare map of Asia with the imprint of Cornelius Danckert's in lower right corner. The cartouche in top left without text.
This map was part of a set of continents printed by Melchior Tavernier separately issued and later on added to his "Theatre geographique". Also based on Hondius map.
Ex...
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$ 2,250
Approx. Euro 1,890  

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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 1,680  

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JANSSONIUS, J. / HONDIUS, H.,  India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. / HONDIUS, H. - India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae adiacentes.
Amsterdam, 1640, In attractive strong original colours.. 393x489mm. Printed on heavy paper. Some very light offsetting of colours, but overall in very fine condition. German text on verso.
A fine map of South East Asia, extending from India to Tibet to Japan to New Guinea. Formosa appears on this map, and even parts of Japan and Australia are seen. A handsome map in the typically baroque Dutch style.
Noteworthy for being the second map to include the discoveries made in New Guine...
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$ 1,850
Approx. Euro 1,554  

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BLAEU, W.,  Asia noviter delineata. . ., antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - Asia noviter delineata. . .
Amsterdam, 1644, In attractive original colors.. 411x555mm. Good margins. General in very fine condition. French text on verso.
From 1633 the members of the Blaeu family were official cartographers to the United East India Company and, as such, had access to the most up-to-date cartographic information concerning this area. Indeed, Dutch explorers and merchants returning from the East with new information were obliged to tur... (Go to Item Page)
$ 4,500
Approx. Euro 3,780  

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BLAEU, W.,  India quae Orientalis dicitur, et insulae adiacentes., antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - India quae Orientalis dicitur, et insulae adiacentes.
Amsterdam, 1644, In attractive strong original colours.. 412x504mm. Good and dark impression. Very fine condition. French text on verso.
Extending from India to Japan and showing parts of Australia. It is indeed one of the first printed maps to show identifiable parts of Australia. It was not revised until 1664, by which time it was well out of date. The decoration consists of coloured title and scales cartouches with cherubs. In the... (Go to Item Page)
$ 2,750
Approx. Euro 2,310  

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BLAEU, W.,  China Veteribus Sinarum Regio., antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - China Veteribus Sinarum Regio.
Amsterdam, 1644, In attractive strong original colours.. 410x500mm. Fine condition.
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 i...
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$ 2,200
Approx. Euro 1,848  

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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 2,940  

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DUDLEY, R.,  Carta terza Generale del' Asia., antique map, old maps DUDLEY, R. - Carta terza Generale del' Asia.
Florence, 1646, Uncoloured. 460x380mm. In good condition. Left hand margin cut to neat line, with some minor reinforcements.
Rare first state of this important chart showing part of the north coast of New Guinea and islands of the Pacific Ocean.
To the north of Japan the landmass of Isola di Iezo ('the coast is unknown to Christians') extends east across the Pacific to...
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$ 3,500
Approx. Euro 2,940  

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DUDLEY, R.,  Asia carta di ciasete piu moderna. (Japan), antique map, old maps DUDLEY, R. - Asia carta di ciasete piu moderna. (Japan)
Florence, 1646-1647, Uncoloured.. 422x555mm. In mint condition. Folds as issued. Dark impression.
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 interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, her...
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$ 15,000
Approx. Euro 12,600  

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JANSSONIUS, J.,  Japoniae Nova Descriptio., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Japoniae Nova Descriptio.
Amsterdam 1650, In original colours.. 343x444mm. Paper lightly age-toned. In very good condition. Very fine original colours.
The map is identical in cartographic detail to the Hondius map of 1606 but newly designed ornate cartouches have been added. The three main islands of Japan are shown with Korea as an elongated island.... (Go to Item Page)
$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,100  

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JANSSONIUS, J.,  Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Mar del Zur, Hispanis Mare Pacificum.
Amsterdam, 1650, Original colours.. 438x541mm. German text on verso. Usual paper browning and overall light brown spotting. Good condition.
Janssonius' fine chart of the Pacific including the west coast of America with California shown as an island, Japan and a small Australian coastline. This is the earliest sea chart of the Pacific to appear in a Dutch Atlas.

Japan and the Philippines are shown but...
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$ 2,500
Approx. Euro 2,100  

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BLAEU, J.,  Japonia Regnum., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - Japonia Regnum.
Amsterdam, 1655, Original colours.. 417x589mm. A few placed underlaid due to oxidation of green paint.
It is the first map to correctly show Korea as a peninsula.
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 ...
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$ 2,200
Approx. Euro 1,848  

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Condition Rating: 3
BLAEU, J.,  Japonia Regnum., antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - Japonia Regnum.
Amsterdam, 1655, Original colours.. 417x589mm. A few placed underlaid due to oxidation of green paint. No text on verso. Dark impression.
The first map to correctly show Korea as a peninsula. 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... (Go to Item Page)
$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,680  

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Condition Rating: 4
BLAEU, W.,  Tweevoudigh onderwiis van de Hemelsche en Aerdsche Globen; Het een Na de meyning van Ptolemeus met een vasten Aerdkloot; Het ander Na de Natuerlijcke stelling van N. Copernicus met een loopenden Aerdkloot:, antique map, old maps BLAEU, W. - Tweevoudigh onderwiis van de Hemelsche en Aerdsche Globen; Het een Na de meyning van Ptolemeus met een vasten Aerdkloot; Het ander Na de Natuerlijcke stelling van N. Copernicus met een loopenden Aerdkloot:
Amsterdam, 1655, Uncoloured.. 195x155mm. 4to. 2 parts in one vol. General title with woodcut printers device, two section titles with diagrams of globes, 32 woodcut diagrams in the text. Very light marginal browning. Contemporary vellum, lightly stained.
Willem Blaeu's guide to the making of globes, first published in 1620, here reprinted by his son, Joan.
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$ 2,750
Approx. Euro 2,310  

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Condition Rating: 2
CLUVER, P,  India Orientalis Nova., antique map, old maps CLUVER, P - India Orientalis Nova.
Amsterdam, 1659, Uncoloured.. 118x123mm. Upper, left and right margins cut close as issued. Left scale border shaved. For the rest in good condition. Dark impression.
Charming uncommon miniature map showing the northern two-thirds of Australia pre-discoveries by Captain Cook, but showing discoveries by Abel Tasman in 1642. The map shows Australia and South East Asia. In upper right corner parts of Korea and Japan, Philippines with good detail.
From "Philippi ...
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$ 750
Approx. Euro 630  

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Condition Rating: 3
JANSSONIUS, J.,  Imperii Sinarum nova descriptio., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Imperii Sinarum nova descriptio.
Amsterdam, ca. 1660, Coloured.. 462x520mm. In fine condition and very attractive colours.
Schenk and Valk's rare early 18th century issue of Janssonius milestone map of China, Korea and Japan after Martino Martini. Engraved by Johannes van Loon.
The overall balance of design, the putti playing around the scale, the Chinese and Missionaries make this a most decorative item. Taiwan i...
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$ 2,000
Approx. Euro 1,680  

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Condition Rating: 2
JONSTON, J.,  (Two plates showing horses.), antique map, old maps JONSTON, J. - (Two plates showing horses.)
Amsterdam, 1660, Coloured.. 290x170mm. Copper engraving, size of plate mark 290 x 170mm.
Two pages from the first and only but very important Dutch edition of this curious and comprehensive zoological work, richly illustrated with excellent copper engravings, many of them superior to others produced in the 17th century. The plates include unusual representations of animals like dancing ... (Go to Item Page)
$ 150
Approx. Euro 126  

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Condition Rating: 3
DU VAL, P.,  Orbis Vetus . . ., antique map, old maps DU VAL, P. - Orbis Vetus . . .
Paris, 1663, In original o/l colors.. 357x517mm. Very light water stain in right hand part of the map with very light foxing of paper. Good and dark impression.
Uncommon map of the Ancient world showing the European and Asian continents with in the lower right corner a blank landmass with incomplete coastlines appears in the location of Australia.
Shows several landmasses north and northwest of the British Isles, all unnamed save for Thule I.
In...
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$ 300
Approx. Euro 252  

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Condition Rating: 3
JANSSONIUS, J.,  Novus Atlas Absolutissimus... Die Wasser-Welt, oder See-Atlas., antique map, old maps JANSSONIUS, J. - Novus Atlas Absolutissimus... Die Wasser-Welt, oder See-Atlas.
Amsterdam, Janssonius heirs, 1657 [after 1664, Original colours.. 520x320mm. 39 Copper-engraved charts with in very fine period hand-colouring. Original publisher's vellum, paneled in gilt with central gilt arabesques and corner pieces. Some text pages and maps with the usual browning and foxing.
Volume IX (Sea-Atlas) of the "Novus Atlas Absolutissimus". German text, letterpress title on slip within hand-c... (Go to Item Page)
$ 40,000
Approx. Euro 33,600  

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Condition Rating: 4
ALLARDT, H.,  Asiae Nova Apud Hudo Allardt. / Nova et exacta Asiae geograpicha descriptio., antique map, old maps ALLARDT, H. - Asiae Nova Apud Hudo Allardt. / Nova et exacta Asiae geograpicha descriptio.
Amsterdam, 1660-1665, Coloured.. 450x560mm. Strong impression, wide margins, some general browning, foxing in margins and on verso. Reinforced centerfold and margins. Missing parts of border redrawn.
Rare map of Asia, with relief shown pictorially. Shows Great wall of China and the mythical island of Yedso north of Japan. Title at head of map: Nova et exacta Asiae geograpicha descriptio. Title cartouche in lower left hand corner with to Arab men with bowls.
The north coast of Australia in l...
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$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,260  

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Condition Rating: 5

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