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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
636 Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum cum Tabulis Geographicis aere Expressis Holy Land, Atlases
Christian van Adrichom
1600
B+
$3,250.00  
Adrichom's Influential Maps of Jerusalem and the Holy Land

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This atlas and history of the Holy Land is Adrichom's most important and famous work. Born in Delft, Christian Kruik van Adrichem, or Christianus Crucius Adrichomius, was a Catholic priest and theologian. Adrichom worked for thirty years on his three-part history of the Holy Land, and only succeeded in publishing the first part, Urbis Hierosolyma Depicta, during his lifetime. The remaini...
637 Terra Sancta Holy Land
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$120.00  

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This is a miniature version of Ortelius' modern map of the Holy Land. Unlike the folio version, this map is oriented with north at top, instead of east. It shows the path of the Children of Israel through the wilderness and a few major cities. Adorned with a decorative strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which fi...
638 Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio, et Vita Holy Land
Abraham Ortelius
1603
B
$1,100.00  
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...
639 Chorographia Terrae Sanctae in Angustiorem Formam Redacta, et ex Variis Auctoribus a Multis Erroribus Expurgata Holy Land
1639
A
$1,000.00  

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Panels illustrating sacred objects surround this stunning map of the Holy Land. Oriented with east at top, the map includes the territories of the twelve tribes on both sides of the Jordan River and the route of the Exodus and Wandering. At center is an inset bird's-eye plan of ancient Jerusalem based on the Spanish biblical geographer, Juan Bautista Villalpando. The decorative panels include ...
640 Libanus et ejus Vicinia Holy Land
Thomas Fuller
1650
B
$160.00  

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This delightfully illustrated map is from what R.V. Tooley described as "the most quaint and decorative series of maps." The map covers northern Palestine with the southeastern tip of Cyprus visible in the Mediterranean. The map is filled with biblical illustrations and is adorned with an elaborate coat of arms and dedication to Simon Bonnell. Engraved by William Marshall.

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641 Regnum Salomonicum Seu Tabula Digesta ad Libros Iudicum, Regum, Paral; et Prophetarum per Eparchias, XII, Mox Regna Duo Holy Land
Philippe de la Rue
1651
B+
$200.00  

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Very handsome map of the Holy Land during the reign of King Solomon, showing the provinces of the Twelve Tribes. Solomon reigned over a large region that included Damascus in the north and the entire area east of the Jordan. The Mediterranean coastline is depicted from Sidon to Sirbon Lacus. Haifa Bay is enlarged and there is an imaginary bay south of Jaffa. The map is adorned with a lo...
642 Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol: Palestina Holy Land
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
$160.00  

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This small map is based on Ortelius' famous map of the Holy Land. It is oriented with east at the top and centered on Samaria. The map was engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor. German text on verso.
643 Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van Onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, Neffens syne Apostelen Holy Land
Nicolas Visscher
1664
B+
$240.00  

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This fine map of present-day Israel is oriented with north to the right. There is a large, decorative title cartouche at bottom flanked by vignettes depicting the life of Christ. At top, putti hold banners with the key to the map and scale of miles. Tiny ships and the track of Apostle Paul are shown in the sea. Visscher's trademark fishermen flank the vignettes at bottom - at left the younger...
644 Palaestinae sive Terrae Promissionis in Duodecim Tribus Partitae Facies Vetus... Holy Land
Rev. John Blair
1768
B+
$140.00  

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This large map shows the twelve tribes of Israel and the kingdoms of Judea and Israel. The map provides considerable detail of towns, villages and topography. Engraved by John Bayly.
645 Palaestina Holy Land
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
1794
B+
$180.00  

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This is a fine map of Palestine on both sides of the Jordan River, which includes a large bulge between the Lake of Tiberias and the Dead Sea. Insets show the twelve Tribes of Israel and a plan of ancient Jerusalem. The distance scales include Roman, Grecian, Arabian, French and Jewish Measures. This is the British version of this map, with Laurie & Whittle's imprint at bottom.
646 Palestine Land of Strife Holy Land
1945
A
$60.00  
NO RESERVE

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This map covers the region from Damascus south to the Dead Sea and Rafah, and is filled with interesting notations, cities visited by Jesus, archaeological sites, and dates of battle over time. Included at bottom are inset maps of Europe: 1938 and Jerusalem and Environs. The verso features an interesting full-page illustration of a boat full of Japanese rifles that were hauled out t...
647 Hierosolyma, Clarissima Totius Orientis Civitas, Iudaee Metropolis... Jerusalem, Holy Land
Braun & Hogenberg
1592
B+
$600.00  

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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...
648 De Heylige en Wytvermaerde Stadt Ierusalem Eerst Genaemt Salem Genesis 14. Vers 18 Jerusalem, Holy Land
Nicolas Visscher
1664
A
$240.00  

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This detailed bird's-eye view 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 a scroll at left, which is held aloft by an eagle. Solomon's Temple is at upper center and Herod's Palace is located at the far left. The scenes in the ...
649 [Lot of 2] Salomonis Templum [and] De Tempel van Salomon... Jerusalem, Holy Land
Olivier Dapper
1678
A
$220.00  

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This pair of interesting copper engravings show the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem and the Temple of Ezechiel, along with the tabernacle and other holy implements. Size varies slightly.
650 Asia Noviter Delineata Asia
Willem Blaeu
1630
B+
$1,200.00  

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This is an uncommon variant of one of the most famous 17th century maps of the continent of Asia. It first appeared in 1617 with a carte-a-figures border. This example, without the decorative borders, is from a Dutch history book by Emmanuel van Meteren that was printed by Blaeu. The eastern coastline of Asia is severely truncated, Korea is shown as an island, and Japan is depicted on the Ortel...
651 Asia Asia
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
$200.00  

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A small version of Hondius' important map of the continent and the East Indies. Korea appears as an island, an exaggerated Gulf of Cambay distorts the Indian subcontinent, the southern coastline of Java is blank, and in the extreme east is Americae Pars. Strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. Although engraved by Goos, this strongly resembles Pieter van den Keere's configuration ...
652 Religionis Catholicae per Totam Asiam Disseminatae Exhibitio Geographica Asia
Scherer
1710
A
$300.00  

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Geographically this map of Asia is very imaginative. A bulbous Terra Edso (Hokkaido) is attached to Honshu by a narrow isthmus and Compagnie Land is shown to the north of Hokkaido. Nova Zemba is shown as an island; whereas most cartographers of the period depicted only the southern and western coastlines reflecting the discoveries of Barents and Linschoten. The Caspian Sea ...
653 Tartaria Northern Asia
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$140.00  
NO RESERVE

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This handsome small map depicts the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars. The map features a strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title <...
654 Grande Tartarie Northern Asia
Nicholas de Fer
1704
B+
$110.00  

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Finely engraved little map of the northern part of Asia decorated with a title cartouche incorporating a tiny armorial shield. The Caspian Sea is located in the lower left of the map, while just south of the Arctic Circle the tombs of the ancient kings of Tartary are noted. The map is engraved to show the mountains and forests and includes the Great Wall of China. Published in M. Robbe's Met...
655 Siberie ou Russie Asiatique, Tartarie Chinoise, Pays des Eluts et Isles du Japon Northern Asia
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$80.00  

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This interesting map shows Russia, northern China, Korea, Japan, and parts of Central Asia. Mountain ranges, river systems, and key cities are shown. The great wall of China is graphically depicted, and a note adjacent to the Ula Gola mountain range (likely the Kunlun mountains) explains that the tombs of the family of Emperor Genghis Khan are believed to be located there. The sea betwee...
656 [On 2 Sheets] Asia Northern Asia
W.H., Lizars
1831
B+
$140.00  

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These are the two northern sheets of a large, 4-sheet Scottish-produced map of the continent. These two northern sheets extend south to show nearly all of Turkey and the Caspian Sea, and about half of Japan (to Tokyo), and northern China. The map is filled with rivers, place names, and topography. The title is on the upper left sheet, but each sheet stands alone with full borders. Size given i...
657 La Grande Tartarie vers l'Occident' / L'Asie ou sont Exactement Descrites Toutes les Costes de la Mer, Suivant les Derniers Navigations et le Dedans du Pais... Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia
Pierre DuVal
1684
B+
$275.00  

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This is the northwestern sheet of Duval's scarce four-sheet wall map of Asia, depicting western Russia and extending south to the Black and Caspian Seas. Rivers, mountains, forested areas, roads and numerous towns are shown, including Moscow, Kiev, and Kabul. Some of the cartography is still conjectural, such as the Caspian Sea, which is depicted with an odd, round shape. At left is a brief des...
658 Carte de la Siberie et des Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Russia in Asia
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1752
A
$75.00  

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This copper engraved map of northern Russia covers the region between St. Petersburg and the Lena River, including Moscow.
659 [Lot of 2] The Rising Sun Spreads Its Rays [and] China Front Eastern Asia
1941-45
$250.00  

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A. The Rising Sun Spreads Its Rays, published 1941 (14.4 x 21.3"). This map shows the extent of Japan's influence in the region with Korea, Taiwan, and portions of mainland China under Japanese control. Circles are drawn on the map identifying the "effective bombing radius" for areas just outside of Japanese control including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Guam. A legend at right identi...
660 China China
John Thomson
1815
A
$160.00  

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An attractive and very detailed map of China including Formosa (Taiwan), Hainan, and part of Luzon in the Philippines. The map show the Tract of the Hindoostan and Lion with the British Embassy to China 1793 - the first British Embassy to China. Provinces, towns, topography, and the Great Wall of China are depicted.
661 China China, Korea & Japan
Mercator/Hondius
1609
A
$300.00  

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A charming map reduced from Jodocus Hondius' important map of the kingdom of China. Oriented with north to the right, it shows the eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall) dominated by several large lakes and major rivers. Korea is a strangely shaped island, and the three main islands of Japan and the north part of the Philippines are included. French text on verso.
662 Carte des Isles du Japon et la Presqu Isle de Coree avec les Costes de la Chine Depuis Pekin Jusqua Canton China, Korea & Japan
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1746
B+
$200.00  

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This handsome map of Japan is based on the cartography of Kaempfer-Scheuzer. The map extends to Korea, a portion of the coast of China to Canton, the Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan (Formosa). A decorative title cartouche fills the lower right corner. This is the first state.
663 Carte la Plus Generale et qui Comprend la Chine, la Tartarie Chinoise, et le Thibet Dressee sur les Cartes Particulieres des RR PP Jesuites China & Korea
Du Halde/D'Anville
1734
A
$3,000.00  
One of the Most Accurate Maps of China of the 18th Century

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A lovely copper engraved map that covers all of China from the Caspian Sea to an early depiction of Sakhalin Island. Remarkable detail throughout the region, based largely on a woodblock Chinese atlas commissioned by the Kangxi Emperor from Jesuit missionaries in China, which was completed in 1718 or 1719. This is one of the first western maps to include a relatively accurate depiction of Korea,...
664 Iaponia Japan & Korea
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B+
$1,200.00  
Hondius' Richly Ornamented Map of Japan in Full Original Color

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Superb map of Japan based on the Ortelius/Teixeira model with Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku depicted with approximately the correct proportions. Korea is shown as an island, although Hondius added a notation to the effect that is was uncertain if the region was an island or a peninsula. The map is richly ornamented with two strapwork cartouches, a European and Japanese ship, and a sea monster. Ho...
665 Iaponia et Terra Eso Japan & Korea
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$275.00  

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A handsome small map of Japan with Korea as an island. At upper right is a partial coastline of t Lant van Eso (Hokkaido) and Compagnies Landt, a mythical island that was supposedly discovered by Jean de Gama. Adorned with two sailing ships and strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it only appeared in the last two editions o...
666 Terre de Iesso Japan
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
B+
$100.00  

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A fine miniature map of the northern part of Japan depicting the Dutch discoveries of Maerten Gerritsz de Vries in 1643. It is the first European printed map that is exclusively devoted to Ezo. Kunashiri is depicted here as the continuation of the Nemuro Peninsula. Etorofu is referred to as Terre des Etats, and the western side of Urup as Terre de la Compagnie. The Detroit d'Vrie...
667 L'Empire du Japon, Tire des Cartes des Japonnois Japan
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
A
$1,100.00  

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This bold map of Japan is based on Adrian Reland's map of 1715. Reland's map was based on a Japanese model that had been produced as a travel map. As such, the geographical shape of the islands was made to fit into a predetermined format. This distorted shape resulted in a truncated Honshu, thus actually setting the European cartography of Japan backwards for a short period of time. On the oth...
668 Carte du Japon, Dressee sur les Cartes Japonnoises Memes, et sur les Observations de Mr. Kaempfer Japan
Isaac Tirion
1732
B+
$300.00  

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This French version is the second edition of Tirion's map of Japan, based on the Kaempfer model. In contrast with Kaempfer's map of Japan, Tirion merges Hokkaido (Jesso of Jesogasima) with Kamtzchatka, shifting it further west, just north of the Noto Peninsula. At the map's lower edge, the tip of the island of Ryukyu is labeled Tanaxima. Tirion also added the route of the D...
669 Plan du Port et de la Ville de Nangasaki Nagasaki, Japan
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1763
B+
$140.00  

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Bellin's smaller version of this great plan of Nagasaki. The map is oriented to the southwest with a bold compass rose. The map locates the principal points of interest and major buildings. The Desima is central to the map. This artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki was where the VOC (Dutch East India Company) were allowed to trade with the representatives of the Shogun in Edo. Loca...
670 Nova et Vera Exhibitio Geographica Insularum Marianarum cum Insulis de Pais Marianis ad Austrum Obiectis nu Perrime Inventis Southeast Asia, East Asia & Guam
Scherer
1700
A
$550.00  
Includes a Large Inset of Guam

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Centered on the Mariana Islands, this map extends from China, Korea and Japan in the north to New Guinea and the northern coast of Australia in the south. Included are the Philippines, much of Southeast Asia, and numerous islands in the Pacific. A large inset map focuses on Guam, the largest of the Mariana Islands. The map is adorned with four sea serpents and two sailing galleons.
671 Tabula Nova Indiae Orientalis & Meridionalis Southeast Asia
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
A
$2,200.00  
First Printed Map to Focus on Indochina and the East Indies

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This scarce map is a landmark in the cartography of Southeast Asia - the first printed map to focus on the region of Malaya, Indochina and the East Indies. It was based on Waldseemuller's large 1507 cordiform world map, which was in turn taken from the Martellus model with nomenclature derived principally from Marco Polo. The mythical Lake Chiang Mai, labeled Lamia Lacq, is located at the...
672 Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio Southeast Asia
Jan Jansson
1638
B+
$1,400.00  
Includes Discoveries Made by the Dutch Duyfken Exploration

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Decorative chart of the region including Indochina, the Philippines and the East Indies. This map is significant for being one of the earliest to include the new discoveries made by the Dutch Duyfken exploration, as evidenced by Duyfkens Eylant depicted just below New Guinea. The Duyfken was a small ship that made landfall in 1606 on the shores of Australia's Cape York Penin...
673 Penisola dell India di la dal Gange Divisa ne i Regni, che in Essasi Contengono et Accresciuta di Varie Notizie... Southeast Asia
Cantelli da Vignola/de Rossi
1683
B+
$2,000.00  
Scarce Italian Map of Southeast Asia

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This scarce map focuses on the Indochinese peninsula, the Straits of Malacca, and part of Sumatra. The region is divided into kingdoms, including Tonkin (Tunquin), Cochinchina (Cocincina), Pegu, Laos, Cambodia, Siam (Sian), Malacca, Pera, and Aracan (Myanmar). The dramatic title cartouche features a tiger and two regional potentates. Cantelli introduced a bold style that wa...
674 Regna Pegu, et Aracam Myanmar
Mercator/Hondius
1651
B+
$140.00  
Rare Edition of Atlas Minor Map

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This lovely small map shows part of the coastline of Myanmar with the city of Pegu prominently depicted. The map is adorned with a small compass orienting north to the right and a strapwork title cartouche. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it only appeared in the last two editions of Jansson's Atlas Minor in 1648-51.
675 Insulae Indiae Orientalis East Indies - Indonesia
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$240.00  

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Charming map of the East Indies covering the coast of Indochina and Malaysia with the Philippines and Indonesia. The map shows the famous Spice Islands and the important trade capitals of the region. The west coast of New Guinea is exaggerated and the southern coastline of Java (Iava Maior) is shown only by a dotted line. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's editions of the ...
676 Insularum Moluccarum Nova Descriptio Bacan Islands, Maluku Islands
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$140.00  

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This is a reduced version of Jansson's map of the Spice Islands, the cornerstone of the Dutch trading empire in the East Indies throughout the 17th Century. Oriented with north to the right, the map shows the Bacan Islands from Bacan to Ternate, with a partial coastline of the island of Halmahera. The map is decorated with two strapwork cartouches and a compass rose. German text on verso...
677 Insularum Moluccarum Nova Descriptio Bacan Islands, Maluku Islands
Jan Jansson
1652
B+
$375.00  

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The famous Spice Islands, the cornerstone of the Dutch trading empire in the East Indies throughout the 17th Century, is the focus of this exquisite map. Similar to Blaeu's map, except that it extends further south to include the island of Bachian. The very decorative title cartouche is supported by two sea monsters, and another cartouche contains the scale of miles. It is further embell...
678 Moluccae Insulae Celeberrimae Bacan Islands, Maluku Islands
Hondius/Blaeu
1662
B+
$400.00  

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Superb map of the Spice Islands based on the islands described by Jan Huyghen van Linschoten. This map was the first large-scale map of the region and depicts the islands that provided, first the Portuguese and then the Dutch, with a monopoly on the lucrative spice trade. Each of the islands is shown with groves of the prized clove and nutmeg trees and the location of their protective for...
679 Anfa, Quibusdam Anaffa [on sheet with] Azaamurum [and] Div [and] Goa Fortissima Indiae Urbs in Christianorum Potestatem Anno Salutis 1509 Devenit India & Morocco
Braun & Hogenberg
1574
A
$700.00  

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This sheet includes four lovely views of exotic cities. At top left is Anfa, Morocco, which later became known as Casablanca. At top right is Azemmour, Morocco. The central view shows Diu, India, with several long piers extending into the water. At bottom is Goa, India, as it appeared in 1509. A shipbuilding yard can be seen near the center of the view, and the Fort of São Tiago of Banastarim...
680 [Title on Verso] Tabula Duodecima Asiae Continet Taprobanam Insulam Sri Lanka
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
A
$550.00  

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This is an early woodblock map of the island of Taprobana, which depicts the typical misconceptions of Ptolemy showing the island greatly enlarged, surrounded by imaginary islands, and with a small part of India incorrectly drawn in the northeast corner of the map. Toprobana was drawn too large on most early maps due, in part, to its importance to trade between the Europe and Southeast Asi...
681 Asiae XII Tab Sri Lanka
Ptolemy/Mercator
1578
B+
$350.00  
Rare First Edition

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For this map of Toprobana (Sri Lanka), Ptolemy drew on the accounts of travelers and sailors and though the information was secondhand and often inaccurate, it represented the most advanced account of the world's geography at that time. This map depicts the island with the typical misconceptions of the period with the enlarged island straddling the Equator and nearly divided by a ridge of ...
682 India Orientalis Southern & Southeast Asia
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$200.00  

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Fine example of this reduced version of Jodocus Hondius' important map of mainland Southeast Asia. It covers the region from the Indian sub-continent through Burma and Thailand, to the Philippines and extends to the tip of the Malaysian peninsula with parts of Borneo and Sumatra. It depicts the classical view of the river systems originating in a mythical Chiamai Lacus. India is much too...
683 Indiae Orientalis et Insularum Adiacentium Antiqua et Nova Descriptio Southern & Southeast Asia
Philipp Cluver
1711
A
$220.00  

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This delightful copper engraved map of the region extends from India to the Philippines and south to include all of Indonesia. In China there are three large spurious lakes and a confused river system. The decorative title cartouche includes an elephant and a man with a tamed leopard.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 edition...
684 Las Indias Orientales y el Archipielago Southern & Southeast Asia
don Thomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca
1792
B+
$200.00  

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This map appeared in Lopez de Vargas Machuca's scarce Atlas Elemental Moderno, which was intended as a school atlas. The map extends from India through Southeast Asia and identifies major rivers, mountains, and cities. At right is a table identifying the various political divisions in the region and their association with one another.
685 Indostan, Presqu' Isles de l'Inde, Chine, Tartarie Independante Southern & Eastern Asia
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1761
A
$160.00  

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Nicely engraved copperplate map of India, Southern China and part of Southeast Asia. The map extends from the eastern border with Persia and includes Coree and Formosa. There is good detail of political boundaries, rivers and mountain ranges. Embellished with a fine cartouche engraved by Arrivet. Engraved by E. Dussy. This is the first state.

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