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Fries, L.


India Orientalis


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??)

Fries, L.
€ 1500
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Ruscelli, Girolamo


Soria et Terra Santa Nuova Tavola


1561

B/W as issued


Small map (26x20cm) of the Holy Land, lacking the upper margin

Ruscelli, Girolamo
€ 400
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Langenes, Barent


Ormus (Persian Gulf)


Copperplate engraving

Amsterdam, Barent Langenes, 1598

pp 85 and 86 from the atlas, Caert Tresoor

Copperplate engraving, 9x12,3 cm.

Clear print. Unrestored in its original state.

Description of Ormus (see below) is in verso of the map in Dutch.


First map ever printed of the Persian Gulf as a stand alone. Extremely rare as only 13 copes of the original atlas are known to survive. In Sultan al Qasimis book the Langenes map is shown in an c 1610 example by Petrus Bertius. Only in its first edition of 1598 the map is presented without the framework of longitude and latitude, as is our map.

Text in verso of the map: description of Ormus

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Langenes, Barent
€ 6000
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Langenes, Barent


Arabia


Three maps and full description in Dutch

from Caert Tresoor,

Middelburg, the Netherlands, 1598

Tibbetts 1978, map 54

B/W as issued, 9x12,3 cm


The first map exclusively dedicated to Arabia is in the Ptolemy edition, in Rome of 1478. This is the Sexta Asiae tabula. The first modern depiction of Arabia is in Waldseemullers Carta Marina of 1516 of which one copy only is known to exist. Further modern features are shown in Sebastian Münsters Geographia of 1540. The first printed modern map is Arabia Felix Nova Tabula by Gastaldi in 1548. That map was copied and enlarged by Ruscelli in 1561. The next innovations in the mapping of Arabia has its sources in the Portuguese, maritime cartography, based the exploration of the Asian waters and ...

Langenes, Barent
€ 800
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Langenes, Barent


Mare Rubrum


From the atlas, Caert Tresoor,

Middelburg, the Netherlands, 1598

Tibbetts 1978, map 56

B/W as issued, 9x12,3cm


The first map exclusively dedicated Arabia and the Red Sea is in the Ptolemy edition, in Rome of 1478. It is called Sexta Asiae tabula. The first modern depiction of Arabia and the Red Sea is in Waldseemullers Carta Marina of 1516 of which one copy only is known to exist. The first printed modern map of Arabia and the Red Sea is Arabia Felix Nova Tabula by Gastaldi in 1548. Tibbets calls the Gastaldi 1548 map the first printed map to specifically deal with Arabia. That map was copied and enlarged by Ruscelli in 1561.

In that same year, 1561 Gastaldi produced a larger map ...seconda parte ...

Langenes, Barent
€ 2400
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de Bry Th.


Contrafactur des Scharmutz


In part VIII of the Petits Voyages,

Latin version

Johann Theodor and Johann Israel de Bry,

Frankfurt 1607

(Suarez, Mapping of SE Asia, Periplus 1999: 184; Church 218)

Copper plate engraving, 33x26 cm,

Small margins (circa 1 cm), good print, no restorations

This map (plate XIII) comes from the Latin version of the Petits Voyages, part VIII, published by de Bry in 1607. It is the oldest surviving printed map showing Singapore. It came out in identical form in the German version of the same de Bry volume, published in 1606


The north is to the left. The map shows Sinca Pora with the Batasubar (Johor) river to the east. The Sea, south of Sinca Pora is more ...

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€ 6000
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de Bry Th.


Amacao


From the Petits Voyages, book VIII

latin edition

Frankfurt, de Bry sons. 1607

Copper plate engraving

25,5x 32,5 cm

Ample margins, no restorations

Wattis fine art. Early views and maps of Macau, 1570-1890. Hong Kong May 1999


The Portuguese were the first to depict Macao in the West. These were unique drawings, not prints. The oldest manuscript images that I am aware of are in a 1636 album by Antonio de Mariz Carneiro. I add an image where you can see the development over time in building fortifications at strategic points on the peninsula.

De Bry in his Petits Voyages, publishes an engraved view of the city, a nice and convincing birds ...

de Bry Th.
de Bry Th.
€ 3500
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Kaerius, P


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.

Kaerius, P
€ 6800
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Covens & Mortier


Carte des Pays voisin de la MER CASPIENNE


Amsterdam, 1730

47x61cm

contemporary full colour

slight browning, else excellent condition

tiny whole of 2x5mm, hardly visible


Detailed map of the Caspian Sea.

Covens & Mortier
€ 1200
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Covens & Mortier


Carte de TARTARIE


Amsterdam, 1730

49,5x61cm

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.

Covens & Mortier
€ 1000
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Tiefentaller, Joseph de (S.J.)


Carte generale du cours du Gange et du Gagra

                    


Paris, Du Perron. 1784

(Gole, 1983: 102 2.1; Sommervogel, Vol VIII, column 21 & 22; Edney p 133) 59x75 cm, black & white as issued, copper plate engraving. Slight, overall browning. Else fine


A rare and fundamental map in the history of cartography of India.

Tieffentaller (born 1710) was a Jesuit who worked and travelled India (1742-1785). He used his knowledge of the higher Ganges area to draw this map, which was published in Paris in 1784 and used by Rennell for his pioneering work on the cartography of that country. Notably but not surprisingly for a Jesuit he used and ...

Tiefentaller, Joseph de (S.J.)
€ 3000
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Motonubu Aoo Toshiro


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.


Motonubu Aoo Toshiro
€ 420
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