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.
L'Asie, dressée selon les dernières Relations... de l'Academie Royale des Sciences
47x60cm, original outline colour, restored and rebacked
From: l'Atlas Curieux. Engraved by Herman van Loon, this map was dedicated to the Children of France.First edition on a large scale of the earlier map by de Fer: Suivant les Nouvelles. The cartouches are more elaborately ornamented. De Fer's general map of Asia does introduce one new feature: a continuous landbridge extending from northern Korea and eastern Siberia across to the American Northwest. ...
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.
1735 - original colour, cartouches B/W as issued.
Strong print, excellent condition
Showing Jerusalem, engraved by Stoopendael, edited by Jacob and Pieter Keur for their Bible in 1736.