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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
618 De Gelegentheyt van 't Paradys en 't Landt Canaan, Mitsgaders d'Eeerst Bewoonde Landen der Patriarchen, uyt de H. Schrifture... Middle East & Cyprus
Daniel Stoopendaal
1704
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This Dutch Bible map covers the region between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, depicting numerous Biblical sites, including the wanderings of the Children of Israel, Jonas & the whale, and the Garden of Eden. The map is richly embellished with a banner style title cartouche and four corner vignettes - the creation of Adam & Eve, Paradise, Eve offering Adam the apple, and the expulsion fro...
619 Syrien, en Diarbeek Verdeelt in Hunne Scheidingen Middle East & Cyprus
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Lovely map of Iraq, Syria, the Holy Land and Cyprus bordered by Greece, Turkey and Iran. The maps shows great detail of towns, cities and topography, and names Jerusalem, Damascus, Baghdad and Mosul. The title in enclosed in a graceful, wreath-style cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter. Published in Francois Halma's Dutch edition of A. Pherotee de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprend...
620 Feldt Schlacht des Bassa von Alepo mit dem Obersten Vezier Aleppo, Syria
1608
B+
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This very rare engraving depicts a battle between the Ottoman Empire and a Kurdish clan led by Canboladoglu Ali in 1607. Ali's uncle, Huseyin, had been appointed governor of Aleppo in 1604 by Sultan Ahmed I in gratitude for protecting the city against Damascene janissaries. In 1605, however, Huseyin was executed on treason charges, causing Ali to start a rebellion. The Ottoman Empire succeeded ...
621 Natoliae sive Asia Minor Turkey & Cyprus
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Handsome map of present-day Turkey with Cyprus prominently shown. The sea is boldly engraved in a wave pattern. There is a large sea monster in the Mediterranean and an oared ship in the Black Sea. The map is further embellished with three strapwork cartouches. French text on verso.
622 A New Map of the Western Parts of Asia Minor Largely Taken: Shewing Their Antient Divisions, Countries or People, Chiefe Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c. Turkey
Edward Wells
1701
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This handsome map covers the western portion of present-day Turkey. Ancient political divisions and the locations of historically important places are shown. The map is decorated with a figurative cartouche that includes the arms of William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, who was a student of Wells at Oxford. Engraved by R. Spofforth.
623 Carte de la Mer de Marmara, du Canal des Dardanelles & de Celui de Constantinople... Northwestern Turkey, Istanbul
1784
B+
  $600.00
Closed
   

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This large-scale map depicts the strategic waterway between the Aegean and the Black Sea and between Europe and Asia. It is based upon the work of Franz Kauffer and prepared for Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier, who was the French Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire beginning in 1784. The chart was beautifully engraved by Perrier and includes a detailed inset of the Bosphorus Strait showing numerous soun...
624 CCLVII [Constantinople] Istanbul, Turkey
Hartmann Schedel
1493
A
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This large view represents a fire at Constantinople and shows the famous mosque, Aya Sophia. Originally a Christian church during the Roman Empire, the church was burned in 404 and rebuilt by Theodosius II in 415, only to be again destroyed by fire in 532. Below this scene is a small landscape view. The verso has an illustration of heretics being burned and a portrait of the famously co...
625 Folium CXXX - Constantinopolis Istanbul, Turkey
Hartmann Schedel
1493
B+
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is one of the earliest available views of the city, and is one of only a few two-sheet views from the Chronicle. Largely an anachronistic view, it provides an early record of several major cultural monuments, including numerous mosques and the Justinian Column. One of the interesting aspects of the view is the inclusion of several large windmills located within the impressive city wa...
626 Costantinopoli Istanbul, Turkey
Paolo de Forlani
1567
B+
  $950.00
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Forlani's Rare View of Constantinople

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This very rare bird's-eye view of Constantinople shows the city across the strategic Bosphorus Strait that is filled with ships. The detailed view depicts the streets and buildings throughout the city, with a lettered key at bottom identifying over 50 important locations. A large compass rose orients north to the top right. Italian and Greek text on verso. This plan is by Forlani, one of the l...
627 Plan de Constantinople Istanbul, Turkey
Bureau d'Industrie
1803
A
  $450.00
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This plan of Constantinople extends to show the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus, and Scutari (Uskudar). Highly detailed, it shows the street patterns, individual buildings, and identifies important sites. The surrounding countryside, along with the roads, villages, and topography are also depicted. The map is attributed to Franz Kauffer, a German who surveyed the city for the Sultan Abdulhamid I abo...
628 Habillemens des Femmes de Smyrne, des Grecques et des Iuifues de Cette Ville Izmir, Turkey
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $75.00
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This fascinating sheet depicts the typical costumes of various types of women, including a Greek woman, a woman from Smyrna, a Jewish woman from Smyrna, and a woman leaving her residence. At bottom are engravings of Greek ruins around Smyrna (today known as Izmir). Surrounded with French descriptive text.
629 Palestinae sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemanno Stello Sigenens Holy Land
Abraham Ortelius
1570
B+
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    
First Plate of Ortelius' First Map of the Holy Land

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This is Ortelius' first map of the Holy Land. It covers the region from the Nile Delta to Lebanon, and focuses on the desert of the Exodus. Ortelius' map was based on Tilemanno Stella's map of 1557 that became the prototype for the modern cartography of the Holy Land. Stella adapted the coastline and Dead Sea from the configuration of Jacob Ziegler's map of 1532. But here, Ortelius rounds Stel...
630 Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio, et Vita Holy Land
Abraham Ortelius
1586
B+
  $1,300.00
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Elaborate Map of the Holy Land, Illustrating the Life of Abraham

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Ortelius designed, and probably also engraved this beautiful Holy Land map. It details the wanderings and life of the Patriarch Abraham. The map is displayed as though on a banner hung on a wall; it shows Palestine and a portion of Egypt, inset with a small map of the Middle East from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates River. The imaginative design includes an elaborately engraved frame contai...
631 Terra Sancta, a Petro Laicstain Perlustrata, et ab eius ore et Schedis a Christiano Schrot in Tabulam Redacta Holy Land
Abraham Ortelius
1595
B+
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This striking map is considered the most 'modern' of Ortelius' maps of the Holy Land. It is a very detailed map, centered on Samaria, with north oriented to the left. The map was drawn by Christian Schrot with cartography based on Peter Laicksteen's wall map describing his 1566 visit to the Holy Land. The elaborate title cartouche incorporates vignettes of the birth, crucifixion and resurrectio...
632 Tabula Geographica, in qua Israelitarum, ab Aegypto ad Kenahanaeam Usque Profectiones Omnes et Stationes Describuntur. Geographische Beschryvinge der Heirtochten en Rustplaetsen der Kindren Israels... Holy Land
Cornelius Danckerts
1646
A
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This lavishly decorated map of the Holy Land depicts the flight from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel. The Holy Land is divided among the tribes and the Kishon River connects the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee. A compass rose orients north to the top right corner of the map. There are numerous embellishments, including depictions of the encampment of the Children of Israe...
633 Het Heylige Land Verdeeld in de Twaalf Stammen Israels... Holy Land
Pierre Mortier
1700
A
  $100.00
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This decorative map of present-day Israel, Lebanon and Jordan is fully engraved with mountains, towns, forests, and notations of important Biblical sites. It shows both the divisions in the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the regions in Christ's time. The pictorial title cartouche depicts Jesus healing the sick and a scale of miles cartouche portrays two scholars. Also included is a depiction of a J...
634 Perigrinatie oste Veertich-Iarige Reyse der Kinderen Israels. Uyt Egypten door de Roode Zee... Holy Land
Daniel Stoopendaal
1710
A
  $120.00
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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...
635 Carte pour Conduire a l'Inteligence de l'Histoire Sacree, qui Renferme en Abrege la Genealogie, la Geographie, et la Chronologie de l'Histoire Sainte Holy Land
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
B+
  $160.00
Closed
   

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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 ...
636 Folio LXIIII - Destruccio Iherosolime Jerusalem, Holy Land
Hartmann Schedel
1493
B+
  $700.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Schedel's Woodcut View of Jerusalem

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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...
637 Hierosolyma Urbs Sancta, Iudeae, Totiusque Orientis Longe Clarissima, qua Amplitudine ac Magnificentia hoc Nostro Aevo Conspicua Est Jerusalem, Holy Land
Braun & Hogenberg
1645
A
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A splendid bird's-eye view of modern Jerusalem as viewed from the east, probably from the vantage point of the Mount of Olives. The view appears to be based on a drawing by Venetian artist Domenico dalle Greche, who accompanied a Czech nobleman, Voldrich Prefat z Vlkanova, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1546. A key in the cartouche at right identifies 48 points of interest, the majority of ...
638 Hierosolyma, Clarissima Totius Orientis Civitas, Iudaee Metropolis... Jerusalem, Holy Land
Braun & Hogenberg
1578
B
  $180.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This interesting engraving contains two bird's-eye views of the city; one an imaginary view 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 r...
639 Ierusalem Jerusalem, Holy Land
I. Putte
1718
A
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This detailed bird's-eye plan was one of the most popular plans of Jerusalem during the seventeenth century. While it is imaginary, it provides great detail of the city walls and streets, with 36 principal sites numbered and keyed to a table in scrolls in the top corners. At bottom are views of "Temple Ezechiels" and "Tempel Salomons". Isaac van der Putte was a Dutch publisher who acquired Danc...
640 Vue & Description de la Ville de Jerusalem Telle qu' elle est Aujourd' hui avec les Tombeaux de ses Anciens Rois, & Quelques Autres Antiquites Curieuses qui se Trouvent aux Environs de Cette Ville Jerusalem, Holy Land
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This folio sheet contains a bird's-eye view of modern Jerusalem based upon De Bruyn with 25 principal sites numbered and keyed to a table below. Below the view are 5 vignettes: "Vue de Mont Liban"; "Tombeau de Zacharie"; "Tombeaux des Rois"; "Tombeau d'Absalom"; "Vue de Mont Liban." Panels of French text completes the sheet.
641 Vue et Description de Bethleem et de Nazareth, et de Plusieurs Singularitez Curieuses qui Sevoyent dans ces Lieux Saints Bethlehem, Holy Land
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
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Beautifully engraved sheet with a large view at top of the village of Bethlehem with craftsmen, farmers and travelers in the foreground. At bottom are four other views, including a view of Nazareth, the grotto of the Church of the Annunciation, and the Church of Cana. French text accompanies the views.
642 Carte de la Coste d'Arabie, Mer Rouge, et Golfe de Perse. Tiree de la Carte Francoise de l'Ocean Oriental... Arabia
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1757
A
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This attractive map of Arabia and the Red Sea emphasizes the coastlines and the interior is primarily left blank. The shoals and navigational hazards in the Red Sea and the pearl banks off the coast of Bahrain are also noted. The Persian Gulf is depicted too wide and too far north. The map is nicely decorated with a title cartouche and a compass rose.
643 Asiae V Tab: Persia - Iran
Ptolemy/Mercator
1578
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   
Rare First Edition

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Fine Ptolemaic map depicting much of modern-day Iran, Iraq and part of Armenia. The map stretches from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea and features Babylon (Baghdad), the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. This example was published in the very first edition of Mercator's interpretation of Ptolemy's great Geography. This is also the first state of this map, with the original cartouche at lower le...
644 Persia Persia - Iran
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
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Miniature map showing the Persian Empire, embellished with a simple strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually replaced nearly all of them through the various editions of his Epitome. The ne...
645 [Title on Verso] Tabula Octava Asiae Continet Scythiam Extra Imaum Montem, & Sericam Central Asia
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
A
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Woodblock map illustrating the Ptolemaic concept of the central Asian steppe, ancient Schytia Extra Imaum, in a trapezoidal projection. The kingdom of Serica is shown, which is thought to represent "land where silk comes from." The map is reduced from Martin Waldseemuller's map. Title is on the verso along with Latin text.
646 Asiae Nova Descriptio Asia
Abraham Ortelius
1571
B+
  $1,100.00
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Rare First Plate of Ortelius' Important Map of Asia

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First plate of Ortelius' important map of Asia 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 fr...
647 Asia Secunda pars Terrae in Forma Pegasi Asia
Heinrich Bunting
1581
B+
  $2,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Bunting's Rare Map of Asia in the Form of a Pegasus

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Among the earliest cartographic oddities are the famous maps from Heinrich Bunting's unusual travel book based on the Bible. This woodblock map of Asia is presented as the mythical winged horse, Pegasus. The horse is drawn fairly realistically, so that a good deal of imagination is required to view the map. The head represents Asia Minor with the mouth at Istanbul. The wings portray Central As...
648 Asia Multis in Locis Dei Matrem Colit, et Vicissim Multos Favores ab Illa Accipit Asia
Scherer
1700
B+
  $275.00
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This precisely engraved map locates the Jesuit missions throughout Asia. The map extends from the Red Sea to the Philippines and includes Indo-China and the East Indies. Scherer's highly imaginative representation of Hokkaido (Iedso) is connected to Honshu by a narrow isthmus. The Mariana Islands form a prominent archipelago trailing off the southeast coast of Japan. Partial outlines of Nov...
649 Les Indes Orientales Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences Etc. Asia
Pieter van der Aa
1719
A
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An attractive copper engraving covering the region from the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf east to Japan and the East Indies. It prominently depicts the Chiamai Lacus with five rivers flowing to its south, as well as another large, fictitious lake in the interior of China. The Caspian Sea is truncated and appears rectangular, while many of the islands in the East Indies are overstated. A p...
650 Carte de l'Asie Selon les Auteurs Anciens Enrichie de Remarques Historiques sur les Changemens qui y sont Arrivez Asia
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $100.00
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This historical map of Asia and the East Indies depicts the parts of Asia known during ancient times. Geographically it is based on Sanson's Asia Vetus with a huge unidentified landmass to the east of the continent and Japan on Tiexeira's outline. The Philippines are identified as the Isles Sabadines. Surrounded with panels of French text by Nicholas Gueudeville.
651 Asie Asia
Victor Levasseur
1850
B+
  $90.00
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This decorative map of the Asian continent is surrounded by steel engraved vignettes depicting the various peoples of Asia in costume, several exotic animals, and a seated portrait of Adam and Eve. The map graphically depicts the Great Wall of China, and extends to include Sumatra and Borneo. Iran is Perse, Thailand is Siam and Sri Lanka is Ceylan. There is an interesting p...
652 Tabula Tartariae et Majoris Partis Regni Chinae Northern Asia
Frederick de Wit
1685
B+
  $300.00
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Fine map of the region from the Caspian Sea through China and Japan. Eastern Russia is truncated with no Kamchatka peninsula and Yedso is shown according to the voyages of De Vries. The Great Wall is prominently shown separating China from the interior deserts. The mythical Chiammay Lacus is shown with its five major rivers. A strapwork title cartouche with two putti and a compas...
653 Carte du Kamtchatka Kamchatka
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1757
A
  $55.00
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Handsome map of the peninsula with excellent detail showing topography, watershed including several lakes, numerous roads and settlements. Filled with rivers, streams, and numerous place names. Includes the islands of I. Ouiakous Atch ou Anfinogen, Isle Schoumctchou, and I. Sirinki ou Dilkon. Block title cartouche. Engraved by J. Laurent.
654 Carte des Indes, de la Chine & des Iles de Sumatra, Java &c. Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux & sur les Meilleures Observations, Tirees des Relations les Plus Fideles Eastern & Southern Asia
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $500.00
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This large, attractive map covers the vast region extensively explored by the Europeans with particular emphasis on the trade routes on the mainland and the islands of the Philippines and the East Indies. In Japan, Hokkaido (Terre d' Yeco ou d'Eso) is attached to the Asian mainland, and the Sea of Japan is named Mer Orientale ou Mer de Coree. Korea is correctly shown as a peninsula...
655 Description d'un des Plus Fameux Temples des Chinois, avec Leurs Principales Idoles Telles que la Figure en a ete Tiree sur les Lieux & Envoiee a Rome par le Pere Grubere Iesuite China - Religion
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $75.00
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An interesting folio sheet with three engravings illustrating Chinese religion. The central panel is of a pagoda in the Province of Fokien, which is flanked by two drawings of Chinese divinities. French text below.
656 Suchuen; et Xensi, Provinciae seu Praefecturae Regni Sinensis... Central China
Jansson/Valck & Schenk
1700
A
  $475.00
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This superb map of central China is based upon the work of Jesuit Father Martino Martini who traveled through the region between 1643 and 1650. His work greatly advanced European knowledge of the region including the astronomical positions of many cities and topographical features. The map shows the provinces of Sichuan and Shaanxi with major towns and cities identified by tiny buildings includi...
657 Quangsi, Sinarum Imperii Provincia Decimatertia Southern China
Johannes Blaeu
1655
A
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Based on the remarkably accurate compilations of the Jesuit Father Martino Martini during his travels between 1643 and 1650, this map of the Guangxi province is centered roughly on Lieucheu (Liuzhou). A legend at right illustrates towns of various sizes, forts, and the locations of gold, silver, tin and iron mines. A strapwork title cartouche incorporates the scale of miles and is flanked...
658 Huquang, Kiangsi, Chekiang, ac Fokien. Provin: sivae Praefecturae Regni Sinens... Eastern China
Jansson/Valck & Schenk
1700
B+
  $475.00
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This map of eastern China is drawn largely from Blaeu's maps compiled by Jesuit Father Martino Martini who traveled through the region between 1643 and 1650. The map depicts the provinces of Hunan (Huquang), Jiangxi (Kiangsi), Zhejiang (Che Kiang), and Fujian (Fokien), and extends to include the northern tip of Taiwan (Formosa). A legend at bottom right identi...
659 China China, Korea & Japan
Mercator/Jansson
1628
A
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This handsome map of the region is based on the folio map by Jodocus Hondius and was designed for the Atlas Minor, first published in 1628. The eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall) is dominated by several large lakes and major rivers. Korea is depicted as a strangely shaped island. The three main islands of Japan are shown below the strapwork cartouche. Ameri...
660 Il Regno della China detto Presentemente Catay e Mangin, Diviso Sopra le Carte piu Esatte nelle sue Principali Provincie... China, Korea & Japan
Cantelli da Vignola/de Rossi
1682
A
  $1,300.00
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Scarce Italian Map of the Chinese Empire

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This superb map of the Chinese Empire is drawn largely from the Blaeu map compiled by Jesuit Father Martino Martini who traveled through the region between 1643 and 1650. Individual provinces, towns, and the Great Wall are depicted in China. Korea is shown as a long, narrow peninsula, and Japan is beginning to take shape, although Hokkaido is connected to Tartary and labeled Tartari di Yupi
661 Tartarie Chinoise, Roy. de Coree et Isles du Japon China, Korea & Japan
Rigobert Bonne
1787
B+
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This map of China, Korea and Japan only includes northern China, extending south as far as Nanjing (just north of Shanghai). Numerous cities are spread throughout China, however considerably fewer are shown in Korea and Japan reflecting the lack of knowledge of these regions in the late 18th century. The Great Wall of China is also depicted. Engraved by Scattaglia.
662 China Regio Asie China & Japan
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the miniature version of Ortelius' important map focusing on China. The map is oriented with north to the right and extends to include parts of Indo-China. The Great Wall is prominently delineated and several huge lakes and rivers dominate the interior. A portion of Japan appears at bottom center. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epito...
663 Chine China & Korea
Pierre DuVal
1682
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This miniature map of China, Korea and Taiwan depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Great Wall is illustrated at top and Korea appears as a strangely shaped peninsula. 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.

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664 Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio. Auctore. Joh van Loon China & Korea
Jansson/Valck & Schenk
1700
A
  $1,200.00
Closed
   
Map of the Chinese Empire with a Peninsular Korea

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This superb map of the Chinese Empire is drawn largely from the Blaeu map compiled by Jesuit Father Martino Martini who traveled through the region between 1643 and 1650. It deviates from that model in its depiction of the Korean peninsula, which is shown with a cluster of islands at its southern tip. The map is embellished with sailing ships and Chinese junks. The title cartouche is flanked by...
665 'Tryk van China China & Korea
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This is a lovely small map of the Kingdom of China showing Korea as an island, the island of Luzon in the Philippines, the island of Formosa, and portions of Japan. A handsome wreath forms the title cartouche. Engraved by Anthony de Winter and published by Francois Halma.
666 China as Surveyed by the Jesuit Missionaries between the Years 1708 & 1717 with Korea & the Adjoining Parts of Tartary China & Korea
Thomas Kitchin
1770
B
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This beautifully engraved map, based on Jesuit surveys, is filled with a surprising amount of detail for its size. The map shows excellent detail in China including towns of various sizes, including Nan-Chang and Pe-King (Beijing), the Great Wall, and topography. Extends to include Formosa (Taiwan), the Mongol regions, all of the Korean Peninsula, labeled Kau-Li-Qua or Kingdom o...
667 Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio. Ludoico Teisera Auctore Japan & Korea
Abraham Ortelius
1595
B
  $1,300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Ortelius' Influential Map of Japan

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This landmark map was the first map of Japan published in a European atlas. Ortelius received the map from Ludovico Teixeira, a Portuguese Jesuit cartographer and mathematician. While Teixeira had not personally traveled to Japan, he obviously had access to Japanese sources as the map presents the first reasonably accurate and recognizable depiction of the island nation with numerous Japa...

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