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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
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
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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
Closed
   
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
Closed
   

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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
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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
Closed
   

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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
Closed
   

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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
Closed
   

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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
Closed
   

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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
Closed
   

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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
Closed
   

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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
Closed
   

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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
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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
Closed
   

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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
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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
Closed
   
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+
  $100.00
Closed
   

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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.

See also ...
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...
668 Iaponiae Nova Descriptio Japan & Korea
Hondius/Jansson
1638
A
  $1,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Uncommon Jansson Edition

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This map of Japan and Korea is presented on the Ortelius/Teixeira model, which had been the standard for mapping the region since Ortelius first published Teixiera's map in 1595. The map shows Korea as an island which tapers to a point and a cluster of islands labeled Ilhas dos Ladrones (islands of thieves). A label on the island notes that it is not known if Korea is an island or a peni...
669 Vue et Description de la Ville de Meaco Capitale du Japon avec d'Autres Particularitez du Pays Kyoto & Tokyo, Japan
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Beautifully engraved and fascinating folio sheet with five views and one plan surrounding a central panel of French text describing Meaco (the home of the Dairi or Spiritual Emperor) and Jedo (the home of the Koubo or Secular Emperor). The plan depicts the Deshima, an artificial island in the bay of Nagasaki where the VOC (Dutch East India Company) was allowed to trade with the representatives of...
670 Tertiae Partis Asiae quae Modernis India Orientalis Dicitur Acurata Delineatio Autore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano Southern & Southeast Asia
Gerard de Jode
1593
A
  $5,000.00
Closed
   
Rare Map of Eastern Asia

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A very rare and beautiful map of the Far East focusing on the region from India to China. It includes the Malay Peninsula with a large Singapore (Cingatola), the Philippines and the Moluccas. It is based on Gastaldi's map of Asia (1559) and from Jesuit sources in China. The Philippine Islands have a recognizable configuration, but Borneo is far too small. The mythical Cayamay Lago
671 India Orient Southern & Southeast Asia
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Delightful miniature map covering East and Southeast Asia with Americae Pars in the upper right corner. 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 <...
672 India quae Orientalis Dicitur, et Insulae Adiacentes Southern & Southeast Asia
Willem Blaeu
1635
B+
  $1,600.00
Closed
   
The First Popular Map to Show European Discoveries in Australia

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This handsome chart of Southeast Asia includes one of the most detailed images of the sphere of operations of the trading empire of the Dutch East India Company. It extends from India to New Guinea and parts of northern Australia, and north to the southern coast of Japan with a portion of Korea, which is named as an island. This map was a vast improvement over Blaeu's map of the Asian continent ...
673 Tabula Indiae Orientalis Southern & Southeast Asia
Frederick de Wit
1662
A
  $900.00
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This beautiful map of Southeast Asia was engraved by Joannes Lhulier. The map extends from southeastern Persia to Formosa (Taiwan), the Philippines, and northern Australia. The many islands and major ports are clearly depicted. The map illustrates the sphere of influence of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) which had built a great trading empire throughout the region in the seventeenth century...
674 Tabula Geographica Hydrophylacium Asiae Majoris Exhibens, quo Omnia Flumina sive Proxime sive Remote per Occultos Meandros Originem Suam Sortiuntur Southern & Southeast Asia
A. Kircher
1665
A
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The Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher was one of the first compilers of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. This very unusual map depicts all of southern Asia from the Arabian peninsula to the Philippines including the East Indies to the Celebes. It extends north to show part of the Caspian Sea. The map has limited political detail with only regions and countries...
675 [Title on Verso] Tabula Moder. Indiae Orientalis Southeast Asia
Ptolemy/Fries
1525
B+
  $1,500.00
Closed
   
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...
676 Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio Southeast Asia
Jan Jansson
1640
B+
  $1,000.00
Closed
   
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...
677 Le Royaume de Siam avec les Royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires et les Isles de Sumatra Andemaon Etc... Southeast Asia
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This finely detailed and beautifully engraved map of South East Asia shows the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand), the Malaysian Peninsula and the islands of Borneo, Sumatra and Java. This was the domain of the Dutch East Indies Company (V.O.C.), which made its headquarters in Batavia (Jakarta) on the island of Java. Ship routes from Batavia to Siam are noted. The map is based on the Jaillot/Mortier ma...
678 [Untitled - Southeast Asia] Southeast Asia
Isaac Commelin
1725
A
  $950.00
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Uncommon Edition Based on De Bry's Map of Southeast Asia

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This map appeared in the French translation of Isaac Commelin's compilation of Dutch expeditions, translated by Rene Augustin Constantin De Renneville and published under the title: Recueil des Voyages qui Ont Servi a l'Establissement et aux Progrez de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales Formee dans les Provinces-Unies des Pais-Bas. De Renneville's work included newly engraved maps copied fr...
679 De Philippynsche Eilanden [on sheet with] Ladronsche of Dieve Eilanden Philippines
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A
  $200.00
Closed
   

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Two interesting maps of the Philippines and Marianas on one sheet, each decorated with a beautiful title cartouche. The map describes many place names on the islands, and shows a bit of Borneo at the bottom and some of China's southern coastline at the top. The sheet is decorated with a very lovely compass rose. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter. Published in Francois Halma's Dutch edition of A. Ph...
680 Moluccae Insulae Celeberrimae East Indies - Indonesia
Hondius/Blaeu
1640
B+
  $400.00
Closed
   

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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...
681 Isole Filippine Ladrones, e Moluccos o Isole delle Speziarie Come Anco Celebes &c. East Indies - Indonesia
Isaac Tirion
1740
A+
  $220.00
Closed
   

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Fine chart of the Philippines and the eastern part of Indonesia reflecting the Dutch interests in the region. The map provides a detailed view of hundreds of tiny islands, including the famous Spice Islands, that were once the heart of the Dutch spice trade and economic domination of the region. The places depicted include the Mariana Islands, here called Ladrones, with Guam; the C...
682 Sumatra Sumatra, Indonesia
Gastaldi/Ramusio
1606
B
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Important Early Map of Sumatra

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This fine woodcut map of Sumatra (Taprobana) is the first separate map of an Indonesian island to be based on actual empirical data. It is based on the observations of the Parmentier brothers, Frenchmen who ran the Portuguese blockade of the East Indies and landed on the west Sumatran coast. Both brothers died of fever and their crew did not acquire a great deal of wealth, which dissuaded...
683 Insulae Iavae cum Parte Insularum Borneo Sumatrae, et Circumjacentium Insularum Novissima Delineatio Java, Indonesia
Jan Jansson
1680
A
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This elegant chart focuses on the island of Java with parts of Sumatra, Borneo and Bali. The lack of interior detail correctly reflects the state of knowledge of the period. The Dutch capital in the East Indies is located at Batavia (Jakarta) where a small fort is shown. The beautiful chart is richly embellished with two fine cartouches featuring natives and Chinese merchants flanking th...
684 Carte de l'Ile de Java: Partie Occidentale, Partie Orientale, Dressee Tout Nouvellement sur les Memoires les Plus Exacts... Java, Indonesia
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $800.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This important large-scale chart of Java is one of the finest 18th century maps of the island. The map graphically depicts rice fields, mountains, forests, cities, villages and even elephants. A large inset features the important Dutch trading capital of Batavia (present day Jakarta). The superb detail is complemented by an extensive textual description (French) contained in drapery style carto...
685 Plan d'Amboine, tel qu'il Etoit en 1718 Ambon, Maluku
Bellin/Van Schley
1755
B
  $55.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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Fine plan of the city and fortification at Ambon as it appeared in 1718. The detailed plan includes an extensive key at left, and a compass rose and boats in the sea. Ambon and the surrounding Moluccan islands were the only source of nutmeg and cloves, spices which were at the time more valuable than gold. Control of the Spice Islands was fiercely contested between Dutch, Portuguese and ...

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