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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
636 Alexandri Magni Macedonis Expeditio Middle East & Central Asia
Abraham Ortelius
1595
A
  $600.00
Closed
   

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Very decorative map showing the conquests of Alexander the Great in the Middle East and Persia, extending to the Indus. The large inset of Iovis Ammonis Oraculum shows the oracle of Jupiter Amman, supposedly situated in present-day Libya, where Alexander went to ask what would be the result of his expedition. Embellished with fancy cartouches, ships, and a spouting sea monster and beautif...
637 Turquie en Asie Middle East
Nicholas de Fer
1704
A
  $60.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 25%

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This lovely, small map shows the Turkish Empire in Asia and locates major cities. It is adorned with decorative title and distance scale cartouches, the latter of which fills the Black Sea. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter and published in M. Robbe's Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie.
638 Regni Davidici et Salomonae I Descriptio Geographica cum Vicinis Regionibus Syriae et Aegypti' Middle East
Haas/Homann Heirs
1740
B+
  $140.00
Closed
   

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This unusual map focuses on the Eastern Mediterranean region and extends from Turkey through Egypt. It illustrates the Kingdoms of David and Solomon at the time when Israel was at its greatest extent. At left is a very large column of text with a color key, outlining three different schemas of political divisions within the Holy Land. With column of text the sheet measures 22.2 x 18".

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639 Natoliae sive Asia Minor Turkey & Cyprus
Mercator/Hondius
1639
A
  $240.00 *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, published between 1639-1649.
640 CCXLIX - Constantinopolis Expugnatio a Turchis Istanbul, Turkey - Incunabula
Hartmann Schedel
1493
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This early view is a reduced version of Schedel's larger view of Constantinople. It shows the city with the same windmills, monuments and mosques within an imaginary countryside. The text describes the siege of Constantinople in 1453. The view is on a full sheet of Latin text measuring 12.5 x 17.5". On verso are portraits of Suncassianus, the king of Persia and Armenia, John Capistrano, and Fr...
641 Byzantium, nunc Constantinopolis Istanbul, Turkey
Braun & Hogenberg
1574
A
  $1,600.00
Closed
   
Superb Bird's-Eye View During the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire

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This is one of the finest and most sought-after views of the city of Constantinople, shown during the golden age of the Ottoman Empire. The superb bird's-eye plan shows the Golden Horn, the original Genoese district of Galata and the Bosphorus viewed from the village of Scutari. Extensive fortifications surround the great buildings of the sixteenth century city at the time of Suleiman the Magnif...
642 Bosphore de Thrace Istanbul, Turkey
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
A
  $110.00
Closed
   

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This sheet presents three striking views of Istanbul on the strait of Bosphorus surrounded by descriptive French text. The dominant view depicts a bird's-eye view of the city, with ships filling the water and various sites identified, including a large garden on the shore and the Palais de Constantin. The other two views focus on an aqueduct and a pillar labeled as the Columne de Pompe...
643 Helespont ou Detroit des Dardanelles pour Servir de Renseignement a la Carte des Limites des Trois Empires ou Theatre de la Guerre Presente Dardanelles, Turkey
Francois Joseph Maire
1788
A
  $400.00
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This map depicts the strait of the Dardanelles between the Aegean Sea and the Marmara Sea. Key cities are identified, and topographical detail is shown inland. At bottom are four bird's-eye plans of important forts protecting the Dardanelles, including the new castles of Europe and Asia located at the entrance to the Aegean, and the old castles of Europe and Asia, located within the Dardanelles....
644 Plan de Constantinople et du Bosphore pour Servir de Renseignement a la Carte des Limites des Trois Empires, ou Theatre de la Guerre Presente Bosphorus, Turkey
Francois Joseph Maire
1788
A
  $850.00
Closed
   

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This map depicts the Bosphorus Strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. A large inset shows a bird's-eye plan of the Rumelian Castle, which lies at the southern tip of the European side of Constantinople and was built by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II around 1450. The passage through the Bosphorus is shown in great detail, with all castles and fortifications illustrated along the way. ...
645 Typus Chorographicus, Celebrium Locorum in Regno Iudae et Israhel. Arte Factus a Tilemanno Stella Sigenensi Holy Land
Abraham Ortelius
1586
A
  $500.00
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This is a superb map of the ancient kingdoms of Judea and Israel based on Tilleman Stella's maps of 1552 and 1557. The coastline extends from Beirut, here named Berytus in the north to El-Arish, named Rhinocorura in the south. This is a fine example of Ortelius' engraving style ornamented with two extraordinary strapwork and figural cartouches. A key identifies major cities, prie...
646 [Lot of 2] The Description of the Holy Land Conteining the Places Mentioned in the Foure Evangelists... [and] The Forty Years Travels of the Children of Israel; Out of Egypt Through the Red Sea, and the Wildernesse in to Canaan, or the Land of Promise Holy Land
1599-1687
B+
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A. The Description of the Holy Land Conteining the Places Mentioned in the Foure Evangelists..., by Christopher Barker, circa 1599 (4.9 x 4.1"). This little map is from the 1599 edition of the Geneva Bible printed by Christopher Barker. It covers the region from Sidon to Gaza, and identifies numerous towns and villages with tiny buildings. The map is decorated by two sailing ships in the...
647 Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et Biblicarum Historiarum cum Tabulis Geographicis aere Expressis Holy Land, Atlases
Christian van Adrichom
1600
B+
  $2,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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...
648 Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio, et Vita Holy Land
Abraham Ortelius
1603
B
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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...
649 Palaestinae sive Totius Terrae Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sigenensi Holy Land
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
  $800.00
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This is Ortelius' third 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...
650 Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis ol: Palestina Holy Land
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B
  $300.00
Closed
   

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East is at the top of this striking map of the Holy Land. The land is shown divided into the Twelve Tribes and is centered on Samaria. This map is based on Ortelius' map of the region from 1570, which in turn was based on Peter Laicksteen's wall map describing his 1566 visit to the Holy Land. The Dead Sea has four cities shown burning within it: Sodoma, Gomorra, Adama and Seboim. The Mediterr...
651 Peregrinatio Israelitaru in Deserto Holy Land
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $80.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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A handsome small map depicting the Exodus and the wandering of the Children of Israel. An inset of the Encampment of Israel is enclosed in a strapwork border. From the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator...
652 Pinax Geographicus Patriarchatus Hierosolymitani Qualis Ille Excipitur ex Veteribus Notitiis et Conciiliis... Holy Land
Philippe de la Rue
1651
B+
  $110.00
Closed
   

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A sharply engraved map of the Holy Land extending through the Sinai Peninsula to the mouth of the Nile. A decorative, garlanded cartouche surrounds the title. Engraved by J. Sommer and published by P. Mariette.

See also lot 808 for Laor's excellent reference work on maps of the Holy Land.
653 T Beloofde, Landt, Canaan met de Reysen Israels door de Woestyne Nieuw Lyx uyt Gegeven door W. Goeree Holy Land
Willem Goeree
1682
A
  $100.00
Closed
   

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This map depicting the Exodus from Egypt and the wanderings of the Children of Israel is a miniature version of Visscher's map of 1650. The title cartouche depicts a scene of the encampment in the background. The map is further decorated with a convoy of ships bringing cedar for the building of Solomon's Temple, and Jonah and the whale.

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654 Iudaea, seu Terra Sancta quae Hebraeorum sive Israelitarum in suas Duodecim Tribus Divisa; Secretis ab Invicem Regnis Iuda, et Israel... Holy Land
Guillaume Sanson
1700
B+
  $220.00
Closed
   
Reserve reduced by $30

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Fine, decorative map of the kingdoms of Judea and Israel with tribal divisions and a wealth of place names and topographical detail, including the locations of royal and priestly cities, and sanctuaries. Decorated with two fine cartouches. The drape-style title cartouche is held aloft by putti and includes biblical figures; at right Abraham is shown preparing himself to sacrifice his son, Isaac,...
655 Perigrinatie oste Veertich-Iarige Reyse er Kinderen Israels. Uyt Egypten door de Roode Zee... Holy Land
Daniel Stoopendaal
1710
A
  $300.00
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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...
656 Het Beloofde Landt Canaan door Wandelt van Onsen Salichmaecker Iesu Christo, Neffens Syne Apostelen Holy Land
Daniel Stoopendaal
1710
A
  $120.00
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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.
657 Partie Septentrionale de la Judee ou Terre-Sainte ou Sont les Tribus d'Aser de Nephtali, de Zabulon, d'Issachar et de Manasse Holy Land
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy
1748
A
  $75.00
Closed
   

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This is the northern sheet of a two sheet map covering the Holy Land and its immediate surroundings from Damascus and Sidon south to Apherima in the Tribe of Ephraim. There is good topographical detail and numerous cities and towns are named. Some of the tribes of Israel are located as well. Royal cities, Levitical cities, and cities of refuge are specially marked. Engraved by Guillaume Delaha...
658 Ierusalem Jerusalem, Holy Land
Willem Goeree
1683
A
  $110.00
Closed
   

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Beautiful, small bird's-eye plan of the holy city with scrolls in the top corners identifying various locations. This plan is reportedly after Villalpando's imaginary city plan, but with more buildings added.

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659 Tabula Asiae VI [on verso] Tabula Asiae VII Arabia & Central Asia
Ptolemy/Magini
1598
A
  $100.00
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Finely engraved Ptolemaic map of Arabia with a stipple engraved sea and a tiny fanciful sea monster in the Pelagus Indicum. It is a fairly good representation of the peninsula, although Ptolemy overestimated the width of the southern part of the peninsula and distorted the shape of the Arabian Gulf. The map is presented on a trapezoidal projection with parallels and meridians (forerunners...
660 Aden, Arabiae Foelicis Emporium Celeberrimi Nominis... [on sheet with] Mombaza [and] Quiloa [and] Cefala Aden, Yemen & Eastern Africa
Braun & Hogenberg
1590
A
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A great folio sheet with plan views of the major ports of Arabia (Yemen) and Eastern Africa. These Indian Ocean trading ports were important re-supply points for European traders in the Far East. The top half of the sheet is taken up with a fabulous coastal view of the city of Aden with numerous ships in the harbor and surrounding sea. The city is surrounded by several hills, each topped by a c...
661 Perse Persia - Iran
Nicholas de Fer
1704
B+
  $55.00
Closed
   

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Finely engraved small map of the Persian Empire filled with place names and decorated with a simple cartouche and armorial shield. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter and published in M. Robbe's Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie.
662 [Title on Verso] Tabula Octava Asiae Continet Scythiam Extra Imaum Montem, & Sericam Central Asia
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
A
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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.
663 Asia Asia
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $190.00
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This charming little map is a simplified version of Ortelius' folio map of the continent. A large mountain range extends the length of the continent, and Africa appears to be due west. Korea does not appear, and Japan has a rudimentary shape, although updated from Ortelius' kite-shape. Only major rivers and a few cities are noted. Latin text on verso.

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664 Asiae Nova Descriptio Asia
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
  $1,100.00
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This is the second, re-engraved map of Asia to appear in the Theatrum from 1575 onwards. It is based on Ortelius' own wall map of Asia (1567), which was in turn based on the work of Gastaldi and various other sources. It 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 the man...
665 Asia with the Islands Adioyning Described, the Atire of the People, & Townes of Importance, All of Them Newly Augmented... Asia
John Speed
1626
B
  $1,200.00
Closed
   
The First English Printed Map of Asia

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This beautiful carte-a-figures map is the first English printed map of Asia. It is flanked by costumed figures of Asian peoples with a series of eight city views forming a decorative frieze across the top including Damascus, Jerusalem, Aden, Hormus, Goa, Kandy, Banten, and Macau. The map is based largely on Jodocus Hondius' map of 1623 with detailed depictions of the East Indies, the Philippines...
666 Asia Noviter Delineata Asia
Willem Blaeu
1630
B+
  $850.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...
667 Totius Asiae Continens cum Praecipuis Insulis Eidem Annexis Asia
Scherer
1710
A
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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On this map of continental Asia and the adjacent islands, Japan is shown with an oversized Terra Iedso (Hokkaido) connected with Honshu via a narrow isthmus. The Compagnie Land of the de Vries expedition is shown above, separated by a narrow strait named after the explorer. Nova Zembla is depicted correctly as an island, but the northeastern part of Siberia, the Chukchi pen...
668 Tartaria Northern Asia
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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 <...
669 Grande Tartarie Northern Asia
Nicholas de Fer
1704
B+
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Reserve reduced by 20%

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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...
670 Nouvelle Representation des Cotes Nord et Est de l'Asie, pour Servir d'Eclaircissement aux Articles du Supplement de l'Encyclopedie... Northern Asia
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1772
B+
  $42.00
Closed
   
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Interesting map of the northeast coast of Asia depicting Kamchatka, Japan and Korea. It also shows part of what is present-day Alaska. The Tchutski (Chukotskiy) Peninsula stretches very close to the American landmass, hinting at a possible land bridge. Within the larger map are two insets (one within the other). The insets represent an evolving understanding of the geography of Kamachat...
671 Siberia and Chinese Empire Northern Asia
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1874
A
  $30.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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Detailed map of the region from Tomsk and Khamil east to Saghalian Island and south to show all of Corea. It locates portions of the Great Wall and is filled with place names and topographical information. Handsome coloring and keyboard-style border.
672 L'Ile de Formosa, ou sont Exactement Marquez les Bancs de Sables, Rochers et Brasses d'Eau... Taiwan
Pieter van der Aa
1719
A
  $1,100.00
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Early Map of Taiwan

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This is one of the earliest, obtainable maps to focus on Taiwan. Oriented with north to the left, the map shows the southwestern portion of the island, as well as the adjacent Penghu Islands (Ilhas Piscadores). The detail is limited to a few place names along the coast and anchorages, shoals, and depth soundings in the surrounding waters. The interior of the island is filled with a large...
673 China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame Dicta China, Korea & Japan
Blaeu Family
1635
A
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Blaeu's Map of China Featuring Fictitious Lakes and Rivers

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Several large lakes dominate the topography of this elegantly engraved map of China. The Great Wall forms the northern boundary of China. The fictitious Chiamay Lacus is shown with numerous rivers flowing south into India and Siam. Korea is depicted as a strangely shaped island separated from the mainland by a narrow strait. Taiwan is located in a roughly correct position, named as both...
674 China China, Korea & Japan
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $240.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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. English text on verso with so...
675 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+
  $150.00
Closed
   

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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.
676 La Chine China & Korea
Nicholas de Fer
1704
A
  $80.00
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Simple little map covering China and Korea. China is divided into provinces and a few major cities are shown. The title cartouche incorporates a tiny armorial shield. Published in M. Robbe's Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie.
677 Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio. Ludoico Teisera Auctore Japan & Korea
Abraham Ortelius
1595
A
  $1,800.00
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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...
678 Iaponia Japan & Korea
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B+
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $250! Hondius' Richly Ornamented Map of Japan

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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...
679 Terre de Iesso Japan
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
B+
  $70.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...
680 A Plan of the City of Jedo Tokyo, Japan
John Andrews
1771
A+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This detailed plan of Tokyo is patterned on the Scheuchzer/Kaempfer map of 1702. Several mountains are depicted within the grounds surrounding the Edo Palace. The decorative cartouche features a Japanese map holding a parasol and a large bird.
681 Royaume d'Annan Comprenant les Royaumes de Tumkin et de la Cocinchine Designe par les Peres de la Compagnie de Iesus Southeast Asia
Pierre Mariette
1650
A
  $300.00
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This uncommon, early map includes parts of China and Southeast Asia, extending from Hong Kong to much of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The cities of Macao (Hong Kong) and Kecio ou Tumkin (Hanoi) are prominently shown, and a number of other smaller cities fill the coastline. A fortified wall near the border of Vietnam and China is also depicted. The map is based on information derived from ...
682 Les Isles Philippines, Molucques et de la Sonde Indonesia, Philippines & Japan
Nicholas de Fer
1704
B+
  $150.00
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This is a very close copy of Nicolas de Fer's map of the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines with a particularly noteworthy inset map of Japan. The main map is primarily based on Sanson's important map of the same title. However the map of Japan shows various influences resulting in a unique shape. Shows the cities and smaller settlements, rivers, mountain chains, and even forests. The equ...
683 Carte du Tunquin Vietnam
Anonymous
1730
B
  $110.00
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This uncommon map covers Northern Vietnam and is centered on Hanoi and the Gulf of Tonkin. It includes basic detail of the river systems and numerous place names. Engraved by Canu, who illustrated several reports of early French Jesuit explorations.
684 [Lot of 2] Carte des Isles Philippines, Dressee sur la Carte Espagnole du R.P. Murillo de Velarde Ire. Feuille... [and] ... 2e. Feuille... Philippines
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1752
  $120.00
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This lot is an attractive pair of maps covering the Philippines, both with lovely rococo-style title cartouches. The first map depicts the northern islands of the Philippine archipelago, including Luzon and Mindoro. The notable city of Manila is located as well. The map is filled with nice detail throughout. The second is a double page chart which is focused on the southern islands including M...
685 Insularum Moluccarum Nova Descriptio East Indies - Indonesia
Jan Jansson
1652
B+
  $275.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...

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