1535 - woodcut - B/W as issued
31x43cm, mint condition
1535 edition (with title on top, no text on verso) of the first (1522) printed map to focus on the Southeast Asian islands and the only map to focus on this area in the first half of the 16th Century.
Showing anthropophagi (cannibals) on the island of Angama (Bali??)
Soria et Terra Santa Nuova Tavola
B/W as issued
Small map (26x20cm) of the Holy Land, lacking the upper margin
Asiae Nova Descriptio
1614 - 43,8 x 56,2 cm - coloured - restored split of the central fold without loss, two smaller tears sideways, restored without loss. Fine copy of a beautiful map.
First carte à figures of Asia, showing the main cities, including Macao and Goa, six images of the kings, as well as eight figures of various countries.
Carte du Japon
1705 - B/W as issued.
Some browning, elso good copy showing Japan and Formosa,
Taken from the fake description of the Island of Formosa by George Psalmanazar, who was probably French but claimed to be from Formosa upon his arrival in England in 1703.
Carte des Pays voisin de la MER CASPIENNE
contemporary full colour
slight browning, else excellent condition
tiny whole of 2x5mm, hardly visible
Detailed map of the Caspian Sea.
Carte de TARTARIE
original hand colour
slight browning, else excellent conditon
Highly attractive map of Russia and Siberia, still showing Nova Zembla as part of the continent, undecided whether the Street of Anian open or closed.
Showing Jerusalem, engraved by Stoopendael, edited by Jacob and Pieter Keur for their Bible in 1736.
Engraved by Tobias Lotter
Augsburg, c. 1740
(Hubbard nr 90)
Copper plate engraving
Verso: no text
Condition; no repairs
The map is after Engelbert Kaempfers map of 1727 as recognized in the title and cartouche where Kaempfer is drawing a map of Japan after aJapanese example held up for him. The cartouches were usually in black and white so this one may be colored later though improbable given the paper used in printing.
Suruga (Mount Fuji)
Woodcut map, printed in rice paper.
Colored in two more goes of other woodblocks with color: green and yellow
Apart from being informative and beautiful the map stands out using two and three dimensions in one and the same print. The province is shown in two dimensions emerging into a third dimension: mount Fuji.