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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
550 Carte pour Conduire a l'Inteligence de l'Historie Sacree, qui Renferme en Abrege ' Quatrieme Periode du Monde' Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $190.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.8 x 15.5 inches)

Intriguing folio sheet with three maps of the Holy Land with text and family trees describing the region during biblical times. At upper left a map of Palestine is divided into Galilee, Samaria, and Judea as traveled through by Jesus Christ. At upper right a map of the Eastern Mediterranean illustrates the travels of the Apostles. And at center is a map of the Middle East for the understanding ...
551 Paradisus Middle East
Hondius/Purchas
1625
B+
  $160.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7.6 x 5.8 inches)

A large vignette of Adam and Eve under the apple tree dominates this map of the Middle East. It covers from the Mediterranean to Chaldaea. Paradise is located near Babylon. On a full sheet (7.8 x 12.3") with English text that continues on the verso.
552 Turcicum Imperium Middle East
Blaeu Family
1635
A
  $1,700.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.5 x 16 inches)

This is a very handsome map covering the Turkish Empire at the height of the Ottoman Empire. The region it covers is from the Balkans to Persia and from Northern Africa through the Arabian Peninsula. It is embellished with a fine cartouche showing the Turkish Sultan on his throne and allegorical figures at either side brandishing weapons. A second cartouche contains the coat of arms and dedica...
553 Tabula Geographica, In Qua Paradisus, nec non Regiones, Urbes, oppida, et loca describuntur: quorum in Genesi mentio fit' Middle East
Plancius/Cloppenburg
1643
A+
  $1,200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.5 x 11.4 inches)

This is the second state of a supremely graphic map from a Dutch Bible featuring a large engraving of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, surrounded by a variety of animals and birds. The scene is juxtaposed beside the map locating Paradisus just south of Babylon. The sheet is then further embellished with fifteen oval vignettes from Genesis. Dutch text on verso.
554 La Turquie en Asie Middle East
Pierre DuVal
1661
A+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 5 x 3.8 inches)

This uncommon miniature map shows the territory between the Mediterranean, Black, Caspian, and Red seas. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.
555 Lumen Historiarum per Orientem, Illustrandis Biblijs Sacris, Martyrologio, & alijs Multis a Fran. Hareio Concinnatum Middle East
Kaerius/Jansson
1684
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.5 x 15 inches)

Beautifully engraved map of the region from the eastern Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf based on the Ortelius/Vrients map of this title designed by Franciscus Haraeus. The map extends through Turkey and the Caucasus to include the region north of the Black Sea. Details include the pyramids in Egypt, the route of Abraham from Ur to Sichem, and the wandering of the Children of Israel. A large ...
556 A New Map Shewing the Travels of the Patriarchs. As Also of the Children of Israel, from Egypt through the Wilderness; to the Land of Canaan Middle East
Edward Wells
1714
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.3 x 14.3 inches)

This unusual map covers from the Land of Canaan through the Land of Cush or Ethiopia Afterward Called Arabia to Mesopotamia, which includes Babylon and the Land of Eden. The route of the Children of Israel through the wilderness is depicted and the Dead Sea is notably tiny. An inset map at bottom shows the entire Mediterranean and extends to India, with the notation: "This ...
557 Euphrat und Tigris Middle East
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
1786
A
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.2 x 17 inches)

Detailed map of the region of present-day Syria, Iraq and the Kurdish region of Turkey. The map is well engraved with excellent detail in D'Anville's scientific style. It shows cities, villages, ancient ruins, rivers, mountains, watering places and much else of interest. An uncommon example of d'Annville's "L'Euphrate et le Tigreis" from a German edition of Memoires sur l'Egypte.
558 [Lot of 5 - Middle East] Middle East
John Tallis
1851-57
  $325.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

1. Ancient Palestine, (1851, 9.5 x 13"). Fine steel engraved map covering the region of Israel, Lebanon and part of Jordan. Decorated with vignettes of tomb of Absalom, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Nazareth, Ancient Cedars of Lebanon and Syrian Sheep enclosed in a delicately engraved border. Map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, vignettes drawn by H. Warren and engraved by J. B. Allen...
559 Folio XXXVI [Troy] Turkey
Schedel
1493
A
  $130.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.8 x 7.8 inches)

This fine sheet includes an imaginary view of the ancient city of Troy with the Latin text describing the Trojan War. The full sheet measures 11 x 15.7".
560 Folio CCLXXI [Tracia/Turchis) Turkey
Schedel
1493
A
  $230.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11 x 15.7 inches)

Superb Latin text leaf with two woodcut illustrations. The recto features a large (8.8 x 9") imaginary view of the empire of Tracia (Thrace). An equally fine view of the Dardanelles (Turchis) is on verso.
561 Tabula Asiae I Turkey
Ruscelli
1562
A
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.5 x 7 inches)

This charming Ptolemaic map of Turkey, after Gastaldi, uses a trapezoidal projection. The map is filled with ancient place names and simple depictions of topography. Italian text on verso.
562 Natolia detta Anticamente Asia Minore' Turkey
Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola
1686
A+
  $375.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22 x 16.4 inches)

Rivers and mountains dominate this uncommon map with the locations of cities and villages carefully noted. The title and a notation are enclosed in a large cartouche at top. Cantelli pioneered this bold engraving style that was followed and further developed by Coronelli. The map was published in conjunction with Giacomo Giovanni de Rossi.
563 Asia Minor [Manuscript Map] Turkey
1847
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11.8 x 9 inches)

A very finely rendered student's manuscript map drawn with pen and water color, signed by T. G. Kruemet, 13 July 1847. The map accurately portrays the historical districts of Asia Minor and locates many ancient cities. It extends to include much of the Grecian Archipelago, Cyprus and part of Syria.
564 Folio CCXLIX [Constantinople] Istanbul, Turkey
Schedel
1493
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9 x 9.2 inches)

This early view is a reduced version of Schedel's larger view of Constantinople. It shows the city with the same windmills and mosques within an imaginary countryside. The view is on sheet of Latin text (11 x 15.7") with portraits and text on the verso.
565 Constantinopolis Istanbul, Turkey
Matthaus Merian
1635
B+
  $1,300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 27.4 x 9 inches)

This grand panorama shows Istanbul on two joined sheets, as issued. A key at bottom names 29 major buildings identified in the view. It is beautifully engraved with quaint scenes of every-day life, including hunters with their dogs in the near foreground. The view is titled above, Constantinopolitanae Urbis Effigies ad Vivum Expressa, quam Turcae Stampoldam Vocant with a list of 29 churc...
566 Constantinopoli [and] Stretto de Dardanelli Istanbul, Turkey
Rossi
1684
A
  $1,800.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.5 x 15.3 inches)

This rare folio sheet contains two superb views of the strategic region between the Mediterranean and Black seas. At top is a finely rendered bird's-eye panorama of Constantinople from across the Bosphorus. A legend names and locates 18 important buildings, such as the Seraglio, Hagia Sophia, several mosques, etc. The Galata Tower is shown, as is the entrance to the Golden Horn before any bridg...
567 Constantinopolis Istanbul, Turkey
Cornelis de Bruyn
1698
A
  $3,000.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 75 x 10.8 inches)

This incredible panoramic view measures more than six feet in width. It provides a very impressive and detailed view of the great capital of the Ottoman Empire. The Dutch painter and traveler, Cornelis de Bruyn, traveled to Constantinople and the empire between 1677 and 1684. All the spires, minarets, mosques and especially the Aya Sophia are depicted here and the Bosphorus is filled with a va...
568 Palestinae Sive Totius Holy Land
Ortelius/Marchetti
1598
B+
  $80.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 4 x 2.8 inches)

Miniature map of the Promised Land showing the wandering of the Children of Israel. This is a reduced version Tilemanno Stella's map of 1557. Pietro Maria Marchetti produced the second pocket atlas based on Abraham Ortelius' folio Theatrum. It is often referred to as the plagiarized version of the Epitome. The copper plates are closely copied from those of Philip Galle's 1593 Ita...
569 Terra Sancta, sive Promissionis, olim Palestina Recens Delineata, et in Lucem Holy Land
Nicolas Visscher
1659
B+
  $500.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22 x 18 inches)

North is oriented to the right on this richly decorative map of the Holy Land. The coast is filled with many different kinds of ships, including one bringing cedar for Solomon's Temple, and another storm-tossed ship with a sea monster that illustrates the Jonah and the whale bible story. The Kishon (Cison) River connects Haifa Bay to the Sea of Galilee. At bottom is an inset of the encam...
570 Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels' Holy Land
N. Visscher
1661
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.8 x 12.5 inches)

This lavishly decorated map of the Holy Land depicts the flight from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. Includes a fine title cartouche, ships sailing in both the Mediterranean and Red Seas, numerous putti, several engravings of religious icons, Moses, Aaron, and a charming scene of Jonas and the whale. Drawn by Claes Janszoon Visscher and engraved by A. vanden Broeck (their imp...
571 Perigrinatie ofte Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels' Holy Land
Bastiaan Stoopendaal
1682
A
  $240.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.2 x 13.8 inches)

This map depicts the Exodus from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. The lower part of the map is elaborately engraved with a scene of the encampment and Moses receiving the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai. Adam, Eve, Cane and Abel flank the title cartouche. The map is further decorated with a convoy of ships bringing cedar for the building of Solomon's Temple, and Jonah and the w...
572 Suite de la Genealogie ou Chronologie des Rois Patriarches et Prophetes du Troisieme Periode du Monde Holy Land
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
B+
  $170.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.6 x 14.8 inches)

This intriguing folio sheet contains two maps of the Holy Land with text and family trees describing the region during Biblical times. The upper map shows the region from Alexandretta to the Nile Delta and includes Cyprus and part of the Arabian desert. The bottom map focuses on Palestine with north oriented to the right.
573 Carte pour Conduire a l'Inteligence de l'Historie Sacree, qui Renferme en Abrege ' Second Periode du Monde' Holy Land
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A+
  $300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.7 x 15.6 inches)

This folio sheet contains four maps that illustrate the biblical history of the Holy Land. The main map at center (Carte de l'introduction du peuple d'Israel dans les Pais de Canaan) shows the region after the distribution of the Tribes of Israel. Two smaller maps at the top are designed for the understanding of the Book of Judges, and the government of David and Salomon. A small map at ...
574 Carte de la Terre Sainte Holy Land
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
1725
A+
  $140.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.3 x 15.6 inches)

Decorative and detailed map of the region covering present-day Israel and Jordan. The map shows the Holy Land divided among the Twelve Tribes, with the travels of Jesus Christ indicated by lightly dotted lines. The pictorial title cartouche includes a scene of Jesus healing the sick and the distance scale is surmounted by two cartographers. Just above the distance cartouche is a rendering of b...
575 Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door wandelt van onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, neffens syne Apostelen Holy Land
Daniel Stoopendaal
1730
B+
  $180.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.8 x 12 inches)

Graphic map of Israel with biblical scenes. A compass rose orients the map with northeast in the top right corner. The large decorative title cartouche at bottom is flanked with the four evangelists and vignettes depicting the life of Christ, including his birth, crucifixion and a triumphant Resurrection, showing Christ bursting from the tomb and scattering Roman soldiers. Dutch text on verso.
576 La Judee ou Terre Sainte, divisee en ses douze Tribus' Holy Land
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy
1750
A
  $220.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 23.3 x 19 inches)

Lovely, large map of the Holy Land divided among the Tribes on both sides of the River Jordan. It covers the region with the shoreline from Sidon to Gaza and inland to Syria and the Arabian Desert. A large inset map shows the Nile Delta, Sinai and Canaan with the Wandering of the Children of Israel, titled "Carte de la Terre de Canaan ou Terre Promise'" The map is filled with fine detail and or...
577 Palaestina in XII Tribus divisa, cum Terris Adiacentibus Holy Land
Homann Heirs
1750
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.8 x 17.6 inches)

Beautifully engraved map of the Holy Land divided into the twelve tribes. It covers the coastline from Biblus nunc Gibele to the Sirbonis lacus. A map showing the region in Roman times is inset in a decorative scroll at left. The title cartouche is topped with two sides of a shekel coin. Below the cartouche is a scene of the encampment of the Jews with two spies of Moses bearing ...
578 2e. Carte de la Judee, ou Terre Sainte Divisee en ses Douze Tribus Holy Land
Jean Palairet
1755
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 23 x 18.7 inches)

This scarce map shows the Holy Land divided into the Twelve Tribes. A large inset at top illustrates the land of Canaan before the conquest by the Israelites. This chart (map 2e) includes several place names, which were not included in the comparative map 1e that is included in Laor's collection. Engraved by John Gibson. Jean Palairet was born in Montauban, France, but emigrated to England whe...
579 Carte d'Etude de la Terre Sainte Pour servir a l'Histoire du Nouveau Testament Holy Land
Pierre Mortier
1809
A
  $110.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.3 x 15.2 inches)

This is an uncommon version of Mortier's map of the region covering present-day Israel and Jordan, engraved by Mademoiselle Glot and published by Jacques Desray. The map shows the Holy Land kingdoms of Judea and Israel along with the lands of the twelve tribes. The travels of Jesus Christ are prominently delineated.
580 Blat LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime Jerusalem, Holy Land
Hartmann Schedel
1493
A
  $2,100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 21.5 x 10.3 inches)

This double-page woodcut illustration of the city of Jerusalem is one of the more detailed views in the Nuremberg Chronicle. It is an imaginary view of the destruction of Jerusalem, with towers toppled and the Temple of Solomon engulfed in flames. It is actually a synopsis of six separate holocausts described in the text. Major points in the city are identified with text notations. Of s...
581 Hierosolyma, Clarissima totius Orientis civitas' Jerusalem, Holy Land
Braun & Hogenberg
1572
A+
  $1,200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19 x 13.3 inches)

This interesting engraving contains two bird's-eye views of the city; one as it was during the time of Christ and the other contemporaneous to the 16th century. The view on the left also portrays the procession of Jesus to Golgotha, with Judas hanging from a tree outside the city walls. Each has a key to important buildings and places. At lower right is a vignette of Moses receiving the Comman...
582 Ierusalem Niewlicks uyte de Schriften Iosephus Jerusalem, Holy Land
Christoph Weigel
1722
A+
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 15.7 x 12.6 inches)

This schematic plan of Jerusalem, drawn by Johannes Heinrich Coccejus, is based on the scriptures and the story of Joseph. The entire wall around the city is shown, with the several gates. However, within the walls only a few important sites are shown such as Solomon's Temple, Fort Antonia, the Palace of Queen Helena and Herod's Palace. Outside the walls, Golgotha, the compounds of Pompejus and...
583 Beschryving van het Oude Jeruzalem volgens Villalpandus Jerusalem, Holy Land
Augustin Calmet
1728
A+
  $130.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17.4 x 12 inches)

Bird's eye plan of the ancient city of Jerusalem based on Villalpando's foundation map. The plan shows only the major religious sites, uncluttered by habitations and is beautifully engraved to show the surrounding topography.
584 La Ville de Jerusalem, come les Juifs y tenoient tous les ans la Fete des Tabernacles Jerusalem, Holy Land
1780
B+
  $210.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 16.5 x 11 inches)

A lovely view of Jerusalem illustrating Sukkot - also known as Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths. Sukkot is an important Jewish holiday and one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals, known as the Shlosha Regalime. The sukkah represents the fragile dwellings in which the ancient Israelites dwelt during their wandering in the desert after the Exodus. Throughout the holiday the sukkah bec...
585 Aden' Arabia
Braun & Hogenberg
1572
A
  $210.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 18.4 x 7.3 inches)

A fabulous coastal view of the city of Aden surrounded by several hills, each topped by a castle, which served as lights to guide mariners into port. Aden was one of the most important Arabian trade cities and the view imparts its prominence with scenes of ship building and heavily laden ships in the harbor. This is the top half of a folio sheet, which also included views of other Arabian and Eas...
586 Carte Particuliere de la Mer Rouge &c. Arabia, Red Sea, East Africa
Pierre Mortier
1720
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 29.6 x 20.6 inches)

Dramatic sea chart covering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden with portions of Yemen and the east coast of Africa from modern Tanzania to Suez. There are three inset maps; a colorful map of Fort Mombassa, Mombassa Island, and a small one of the island of Socotra. Babel Mandel is prominent in the seaway between the southern Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, and Zanzibar also appears, with many names a...
587 Karte von dem Groessten Theil des Landes Jemen Imame, Kaukeban &c. Arabia, Yemen
Franz Anton Schraembl
1789
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14.5 x 22.4 inches)

This is a scarce, detailed and finely engraved map of Yemen that was published from Wien by F.A. Schraembl. The geography is based on the observations of the Danish explorer Carsten Niebuhr and shows the eastern shore of the Red Sea just to the north of Jizan. Numerous towns, cities, and Wadis are shown interlaced in the dense hachuring to suggest topography. The Red Sea is filled with three co...
588 Arabia, Egypt, Abyssinia, Red Sea &c. Arabia
John Thomson
1814-29
A+
  $425.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 23.4 x 19.7 inches)

This beautifully engraved and detailed map is focused on the Arabian Peninsula, the Horn of Africa (noted as myrrh and incense country), the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The map names routes across the Arabian Desert where water is available, and caravan routes across Africa to Mecca and Cairo. A handsome chart with full ruling in the sea along the coasts, fine stipple work to suggest deserts a...
589 Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus Persia - Iran
Abraham Ortelius
1574
B
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.5 x 13.8 inches)

Ortelius based this fine map of the Persian Empire in part on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and on his own 1567 map of Asia. The map is filled with village and city names. Decorative elements include large strap work title cartouche and a distance scale surmounted by a strange bestiary creature. Latin text on verso.
590 Persicum regnum Persia - Iran
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7.3 x 5.5 inches)

Reduced from Hondius' folio map of the Persian Empire, this small map shows the region from the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf. The map is filled with place names and pictorial topography and is adorned with strapwork cartouches for the title and scale of miles. English text on verso.
591 Persia, sive Sophorum Regnum Persia - Iran
Jan Jansson
1650
A
  $250.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.3 x 14.8 inches)

Handsome map of the Persian Empire during the time of the Safavid dynasty. It covers the region from the Caucasus to India, with the Persian Gulf coastline of the Arabian peninsula. Good detail includes rivers and hundreds of tiny villages. Beautifully decorated with a sailing ship, a fine title cartouche featuring a Persian ruler and two warriors, and a local surveyor beside the scale of miles...
592 Asiae Nova Descriptio Asia
Abraham Ortelius
1579
B+
  $1,100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19 x 14.5 inches)

Ortelius' great map of Asia was based on his wall map of 1567, which was in turn based on the work of Gastaldi and various other sources. This map was the standard map of Asia for more than forty years. The cordiform projection shows Asia extended too far to the east, an error propagated with Ptolemy. Japan is in a 'kite' form taken from Jesuit sources. Luzon is absent from the Philippines and...
593 Asia recens summa cura delineata Asia
Hondius/Jansson
1632
B+
  $2,500.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22 x 16 inches)

This superb map was first issued in 1623, in response to fierce competition with the Blaeu family whose own carte-a-figures map of Asia was published in 1617. The map conforms to the Blaeu model in most respects, except in the delineation of the northeastern coastline of Asia, which does not extend in to the Arctic. The map extends from the Arabian peninsula through the East Indies. There is a ...
594 Asiae Antiquae Littora cum Insulis aliquot Asia
Claude Bartholemy Morisot
1643
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 6.6 x 5.2 inches)

This rare map of Ancient Asia appeared in the first comprehensive book on naval and maritime history. The map is printed on a sheet (8.3" x 14") with Latin text on the lower half and a full page text on the verso. The map extends from the Middle East to about Burma. The simple geography mentions only major topographical features with a few place names. Embellished with a large strapwork title ...
595 Asie Asia
Pierre DuVal
1661
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 5 x 4 inches)

This charming miniature map of Asia includes some interesting cartography in northeastern Asia. A huge Terre de Iesso, which extends off the map, is separated from the mainland by a narrow strait, below which are the islands of Korea and Japan. While most of Duval's maps are based on the cartography of Sanson, this feature does not resemble any of Sanson's maps and appears to have originated wit...
596 Exactissima Asiae Delineatio in Praecipuas Regiones Caeterasq Partes divisa et denuo in lucem edita Asia
Carel Allard
1700
A
  $1,200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 23.2 x 19.7 inches)

This large, beautifully engraved map of Asia is particularly significant for its depiction of Russia, Siberia, and parts of Chinese Tartary. The information on this region was taken from Nicolas Witsen's 6-sheet map of Tartary from 1687 as noted above the bottom border. Witsen gathered much of this information from the governor of Tobolsk, and formulated a completely new interpretation of the no...
597 L'Asie, Selon les nouvelles Observations' Asia
Pieter van der Aa
1713
B+
  $750.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 25.7 x 18.3 inches)

The main focus of this important and scarce map of Asia is the delineation of the northeast part of the continent from Jesuit sources. The northeast coast is severely truncated with Witsen's Icy Cape protruding into the Mare Kaymachitarum at the Arctic Circle. The partial coastlines of Jesso and Compagnies Land are depicted to the north of Japan. Inset in the North Pacific ...
598 L'Asie Dressee Selon les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences Asia
Jacques Chiquet
1719
B+
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.8 x 6.5 inches)

Delightful little map that conforms to the standard French model of the period. Hokkaido is attached to the mainland and Terre de Iesso is off the coast partially obscured by the title cartouche. The map does not follow any particular cartographer and Chiquet has made a concerted effort not to represent theoretical cartography. A note along the northeastern coastline translates "this coa...
599 A Map of Asia from the latest and best Observations Asia
R.W. Seale
1736
A
  $150.00
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Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 15.5 x 11.8 inches)

A surprising amount of information is included in Seale's map of Asia. It does not appear to be a copy of another map, but instead brings together numerous sources. The depiction of the northeast coastline is particularly interesting with Cape Tabin (Nofs Tfalatfkoi) protruding out between two spurious landmasses labeled Unknown Land and Pogukotski. The Land of Jedso ...

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