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  • La Baye de Hocsieu (Fujian Province, China)

    La Baye de Hocsieu (Fujian Province, China)

    Stock No. 3120MS

    Copper-engraved map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, undated but c. 1760, of the mouth of the River Chang (now called the Min) in south-east China, showing the city of Fu-cheu (Fuzhou), capital of Fokyen (Fujian) Province.  Image 200 x 270 mm., sheet about 250 x 360 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

     

    £80.00
  • Maldive Islands

    Maldive Islands

    Stock No. 3092MS

    Copper-engraved map by Jacques Bellin, c. 1755.  Image 213 x 153 mm., sheet about 250 x 185 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

    £100.00
  • North Moluccas

    North Moluccas

    Stock No. 3091MS

    Copper-engraved map by Jacques Bellin, c. 1760.  Image 214 x 154 mm., sheet about 250 x 185 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

    £90.00
  • Seram etc., Indonesia

    Seram etc., Indonesia

    Stock No. 3123MS

    Copper-engraved map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, undated but c. 1750, of Buru, Seram, etc.  Image 205 x 298 mm., sheet 253 x 353 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

    £80.00
  • Siberia, Chinese Tartary, Japan, etc., by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Siberia, Chinese Tartary, Japan, etc., by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Stock No. 3318MS

    Siberie ou Russie Asiatique; Tartarie Chinoise, Pays des Eluts et Isles du Japon.  Copper engraving with hand-colouring engraved by E. Dussy for the first edition of Didier Robert de Vaugondy’s Nouvel Atlas Portatif, 1762.  Engraved area 244 x 307 mm., sheet 280 x 390 mm.  Central vertical fold as issued.  The cartouche designed and engraved by J. Arrivet.  The first state of this map.  Central fold split at foot (about 10 mm.), just touching platemark.

    The Vaugondy family – Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) and his son Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) – published maps and globes in Paris between 1731 and 1778, and are considered the most important French mapmakers of the eighteenth century.  Their most important series of maps were for the folio Atlas Universel, published from 1757 onwards.  The Nouvel Atlas Portatif appeared shortly after Didier had been appointed geographer to Louis XV.

    £120.00
  • Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Stock No. 3089MS

    Copper-engraved map by Jacques Bellin, c. 1755.  Image 206 x 147 mm., sheet 250 x 188 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

    £90.00
  • Tabula Asiae VII

    Tabula Asiae VII

    Stock No. 3113

    Woodcut map for Sebastian Münster’s Geographia Universalis, Basle, c. 1550, based on Ptolemy’s Geographia, covering the region north and east of the Black Sea, and the Caspian Sea.  Descriptive woodcut panel verso.  Central vertical fold.  Faint ruled border in pale red ink just outside printed border.  Later hand-colouring.

    Münster (1489-1552) was a German geographer, mathematiciam and Hebraist, who published editions and translations of the Bible as well as Hebrew grammars, and whose major work, the Geographia Universalis, a comprehensive and detailed description of the known world, was perhaps the most important and influential geography of the sixteenth century.  Its production involved the assistance of over a hundred and twenty collaborators.  In all, Münster published 142 maps, both Ptolemaic and contemporary, in his lifetime.

    £220.00
  • Tabula Asiae VIII

    Tabula Asiae VIII

    Stock No. 3114

    Woodcut map of central Asia for Sebastian Münster’s Geographia Universalis, Basle, 1545, based on Ptolemy’s Geographia.   Descriptive woodcut panel verso.  Central vertical fold.  Faint ruled border in pale red ink just outside printed border.   Old repair in centre of lower margin, a little browning in lower part of sheet.  Later hand-colouring.

    This famous map features illustrations of some of the mythological monsters reported by early travellers to the east, and at the top a figure of cannibals dismembering a corpse.

    Münster (1489-1552) was a German geographer, mathematiciam and Hebraist, who published editions and translations of the Bible as well as Hebrew grammars, and whose major work, the Geographia Universalis, a comprehensive and detailed description of the known world, was perhaps the most important and influential geography of the sixteenth century.  Its production involved the assistance of over a hundred and twenty collaborators.  In all, Münster published 142 maps, both Ptolemaic and contemporary, in his lifetime.

    £600.00
  • Taprobana (Sri Lanka)

    Taprobana (Sri Lanka)

    Stock No. 3105MS

    Copper-engraved map for Samuel Bochart, Geographia Sacra, in his Opera Omnia, Leiden, 1692.  (Bochart (1599-1667) was a French scholar who studies were mainly biblical and linguistic.)  Image 265 x 190 mm., sheet about 360 x 230 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

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  • Tartarie Orientale

    Tartarie Orientale

    Stock No. 3122MS

    Copper-engraved map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin of the area of northern China and eastern Russia including poart of Khabarovsk, showing the island of Sakhalin.  Undated but c. 1760.  Image 210 x 310 mm., sheet about 250 x 365 mm.  Later hand-colouring.

    £80.00
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