Title:An Accurate Map of the East Indies from the latest Improvements and regulated by Astronomical Observations.Date:C1778Mapmaker:Thomas Bowen (1733-1790)Image Size:200mm x 290mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:NCSGM 022 ASI EI (C022)Description:
Map of the East Indies showing the 'spice coast of India (west) through to present day Indonesia.
With decorative title.
Title:India Tercera Nuova Tavola.Date:C1561Mapmaker:Girolamo Ruscelli (1500-1566)Image Size:182mm x 242mmCondition:In good condition, with centre fold as issued.Technique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:RUSC ASI 031 (C017)Description:Read full description
Girolamo Ruscelli's India Tercera Nuova Tavola is one of the earliest modern maps of Southeast Asia.
It is based on Jacopo Gastaldi's 1548 map which first appeared in Mattioli's 1548 translation of Ptolemy's Geographia, La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo Ruscelli enlarged the maps and added recent discoveries.
Gastaldi's map was one of the first to reveal the Portuguese discoveries in the region.
The map extends from the Bay of Bengal in the west to the fabled Spiced Islands in the east and from southern China in the north to the island of Java.The map is significant as revealing the secret Portuguese sources of the most important spices of the period; nutmeg and cloves.
From, Ruscelli's, La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino, gia Tradotta di Greco in Italiano da M. Giero Ruscelli
Title:Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus.Date:C1570 (1574)Mapmaker:Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)Image Size:355mm x 500mmCondition:Minor splitting to centre fold otherwise in good condition.Technique:Copper engraving.Stock Number:RLAR 045 ASI ORTE166109 (LF04)Description:Read full description
One of the earliest published maps of the East Indies, superbly decorated with a pair of frolicking mermaids, galleons, sea monsters, a crest and decorative title within a strap work frame. Issued in Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first 'modern atlas' in which all the maps were issued for the first time in a uniform size and format.
Ortelius's map of the Indies improved upon the positioning of the all important Moluccas (the Spice Islands), than those of Gastaldi 1548, Ramusio 1554 and Forlani 1565. His map of Asia and this one, are the first published works to definitely map the island of Formosa (Taiwan) and to identify it by that name.
Much confusion resulted from the incorrect mapping of the Indies, after the travel accounts of Marco Polo’s Divisament du Monde (Description of the World) were revealed in 1299 and specifically the account of his five month stay in northern Sumatra, which was incorrectly scribed. Marco Polo’s relative positioning of Java Grande and Java Minor, was to confuse cartographers for the next three centuries. The tip of Terra Australis Incognita is named Beach, which can be traced back to the incorrectly scribed accounts of Marco Polo's travels, which mistakenly corrupted Polo's mythical kingdom of Lochac to Boeach, which was then shortened to Beach.
1574L63 Large page number 63, last line italic like the entire text, and centred like 2 lines above it: 'do harum Indiarum historias etiam Hispanica lingua edidit'.
Broecke 166, 1579L(B) 84, Clancy p.70.ill.map 5.16, Clancy (R) p.46. ill. p. 44-45, Cortazzi p. 20, ill.17 pp. 80-81, Parry pp. 76-80, ill. plate 3.14, Quirino p. 96, ill.pp. 86-87, Suarez (A), p. 164-168 ill. 166-167, Tooley 937, Walter ill. 11d detail 11d.
Title:Insulae Indiae Orientalis Praecipuae, In quibus Moluccae celeberrimae sunt.Date:C1606 (1613)Mapmaker:Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)Image Size:360mm x 490mmCondition:Small section reinstated at centre and laid onto supporting sheet.Technique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:ASI 1606 HOND 002 (RW05)Description:Read full description
Superb map of the East Indies by Jodocus Hondius, showing the latest cartographic knowledge following the revelations contained in Linschoten’s Itinerario 1595, which revealed previously secret Portuguese information of the East Indies. The map’s decorative features include two ornate strapwork medallions, sea monsters, an ornamental scale of distances, a Chinese junk and a galleon. In 1604, Hondius bought the plates of Mercator’s atlas and to compete against Ortelius’s Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, added thirty-seven new maps of his own, including two of Southeast Asia.
Following Houtman’s voyage to the Spice Islands in 1595, there were numerous further Dutch voyages to the Indies and the fierce competition of the spice trade led to infighting amongst Dutch merchants. The States-General resolved the situation in 1602 by creating the Dutch East India Company (VOC), giving it a monopoly over trade in the East for twenty-one years and crucially, the right to govern autonomously. The VOC charter not only set the conditions on which the monopoly was given but it also emphasised the ongoing importance of trade to the Dutch economy: ‘We let it be known that as the prosperity of the United Netherlands is principally a result of our shipping trade and commerce that has undergone praiseworthy increases from time to time…east of the Cape of Good Hope and in and beyond the Straits of Magellan, representatives of the aforementioned Company shall be authorised to enter into commitments and enter into contracts with princes and rulers in the name of the States General of the United Netherlands or the country’s Government in order to build fortifications and strongholds. They may appoint governors, keep armed forces, install Judicial officers and officers for other essential services so to keep the establishments in good order, as well as jointly ensure enforcement of the law and justice, all combined so as to promote trade.’
The effectiveness of the States-General’s policy for VOC trade quickly resulted in the loss of Portuguese control over the spice trade in the Moluccas which was further weaken by the numerous attacks on Portuguese bases in India, Sri Lanka, Malacca and Macau.
Published in Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura.
Clancy p.33, ill. map 2.3, Parry p.98, ill. pl.4.11, Perry p.29, ill.pp.28-29, Quirindo p.102, Suarez (A) p.95, ill. Fig.111 pp.194-195, Reynders 6.
Title:Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio.Date:C1630 (1633)Mapmaker:Jan Jansson (1588-1664)Image Size:390mm x 505mmCondition:In good condition, centre fold as issued.Technique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:ASI 1633 JANS (RW05)Description:Read full description
Dutch map of the East Indies decorated with an ornate title cartouche flanked by two armed native figures, rhumb lines, compass roses, an ornamental scale of distances with two mermaids and a decorative panel at lower left with Jansson’s name.
When first issued in 1630, this was the earliest printed map to record a number of the discoveries made by Willem Jansz in the Duyfken, who made landfall on Cape York Peninsula in 1606, becoming the first known European to reach the Australian coast.
In 1605, Jan Willemsz Verschoor, in charge of the Dutch trade in Bantam, on the west coast of Java, sponsored a scheme ‘to discover the great land Nova Guinea and other unknown east and south lands’. Verschoor and his Council chose Willem Jansz as captain and Jan Lodewycks van Roosengin as supercargo. The departure of the Duyfken from Bantam was witnessed by the agent for the British East India Company, John Saris. He reported on the 28 November 1605: ‘The eighteenth here departed a small pinasse of the Flemmings, for the discovery of the Iland called Nova ginna (sic)...’
After leaving Banda, Jansz sailed and landed on the southern coast of New Guinea, naming it Duyfkens Eylandt which is noted on the map. The discoveries made by Jansz on the western side of Cape York Peninsula and his landing at Pennefather River, both of which were marked on the manuscript map of the voyage and in Gerritsz’s 1622 map of the Pacific as R. met het Bosch, meaning River with Bush, are not shown on this map as it does not extend far enough to the east.
From Jansson’s Appendix Atlantis Majoris Appendix, Sive Pars Altera.
Clancy p.77, ill. Map 6.5, Heeres p.54-61, ill.p.59 (detail), Parry p.105-106, ill. pl.4.18, Quirindo p.104, ill.p.114, Schilder map 24, p.290, ill.291
VALK & SCHENCK
Title:Insularum Indiae Orientalis Nova DescriptioDate:C1690Mapmaker:Jan Jansson (1588-1664)Image Size:385mm x 490mmCondition:Strong impression, in good condition, centre fold as issued and with wide margins.Technique:Copper engraving with original hand colouringStock Number:ASI 1690 JANS 002 (RW05)Description:Read full description
Valk and Schenck issue of this famous map, which records the only reference of the Duyfken's voyage to Australia and subsequent first known European landing on the continent.
Dutch map decorated with ornate title with two figures, rhumb lines, compass roses and a legend with two mermaids. When first issued this was the first map that provided the only record, of the Duyfken's voyage and first landing on the Australian mainland by a European. This was recorded by the naming of a portion of the southern coast of New Guinea with the name, 'Duyfkens Eylant'.
In 1605 Jan Willemsz Verschoor, in charge of the Dutch trade in Bantam sponsored a scheme 'to discover the great land Nova Guinea and other unknown east and south lands'. Verschoor and his Council chose Captain Willem Janszoon, and Jan Lodewycks van Roosengin sailed as supercargo. A witness of the departure of the Duyfken voyage from Bantam was an agent of the British East India Company, John Saris. He reported on the 28 November 1605, "The eighteenth here departed a small pinasse of the Flemmings, for the discovery of the Iland called Nova ginna (sic)..." When first issued in 1630 this was the first printed map to show a number of William Janszsoon's 1606 discoveries made on the Duyfken voyage and made landfall on Cape York Peninsula and became the first known Europeans to have landed in Australia. After leaving Banda Jansz sailed and landed on the southern coast of New Guinea and name it Duyfkens Eylandt. The discoveries made by the Duyfken after Janzsoon sailed down the western side of Cape York Peninsula landing at Pennefather River and marked on the Dufyken map of thevoyage as R. met het Bosch meaning River with Bush, here in this map it has been obscured by the placement of a legend where they would have been shown.
Valk and Schenck issue of 1690 with their name in the dedication lower left.
CLA MOTA pg 79 ill 6.5 (1630)
CLA STCS pg 77 ill pg 78/79
PAR CEII pg 110
Title:India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae Adjacentes.Date:C1635Mapmaker:Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638)Image Size:412mm x 504mmCondition:Without tears or creasing to centre fold, minor split to lower sheet edge, otherwise in good condition.Technique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:ASI 1635 BLAE (RW05)Description:Read full description
- BLAEU'S IMPORTANT CHART OF THE DUTCH DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA 1635
Important map in the history of the charting of the Australian continent and one of the first to show a number of the early Dutch discoveries on the northern Australia coast by one of the most famous of all cartographers.
The map records the discoveries made by Dirk Hartog (‘T Landt van Eendracht’) 1616, Lenaert Jacobszoon in the Mauritius (‘Willems Revier’) 1618, Jan Carstenz on the western side of Cape York Peninsula 1623 and de Witt on the north-west coast (‘G.F.de Wits Landt’) 1628.
The map also records the first English sighting of the Australian coast and the first recorded European shipwreck off the coast of Western Australia by the Tryall, an East India Company ship under the command of John Brookes in 1622, that had run aground on the Tryal Rocks (105km off the north-west coast of WA). Brookes's subsequent untruthful report to the authorities in Batavia, had him place the rocks further west than their true position and in the direct course of VOC ships sailing due north for the Sunda Straits. This new information immediately prompted Gerritz, the VOC mapmaker in Batavia, to add the rocks on Dutch charts where they remained in this incorrect position for a period of almost two hundred years.References: Allen p.80 ill. p.81, Clancy p.79, ill.map 6.7 pp.78-79, Clancy (R) p.77, ill.80-81, Perry p.31, ill.pl.12, Quirino p.105, ill.p.107, Suarez (A) pp.201-202, ill.fig.115, Schilder 40, ill.p.323, Schilder (K) p.81-82, ill.4.18(c) p.81, Tooley 223.
Title:India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae Adiacentes.Date:C1638Mapmaker:Hendricus Hondius (1597-1651)Image Size:390mm x 485mmCondition:In good condition, with centre fold as issued.Technique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:ASI 1638 HOND (RW05)Description:Read full description
Map of the East Indies published by Hendricus Hondius and dedicated to D.Christophorus Thisius.
Hondius based this map on Blaeu’s 1635 map which had in turn been based on a chart produced between 1628 and 1632 by Hessel Gerritsz, the then official cartographer of the VOC. Blaeu had obtained the copper plate to Gerritsz’s map with the help of his friend Laurens Reael, and added the map to his two-volume Atlas Novus in 1634. Hondius has removed a number of Blaeu’s decorative elements and replaced them with his own more restrained designs: including the title cartouche which has had the two figures removed, the dedication panel has been simplified and the scale of miles is now devoid of cherubs.
This is only the second printed map to record the Dutch discoveries made by Dirk Hartog of western Australia in October 1616, Jan Carstensz on the western side of Cape York Peninsula in January 1623 and de Wit’s on the northwest coast of Australia in 1628. De Wit’s discoveries had first been shown on Gerritsz’s map of 1628 under the name ‘G.F. de Wits Landt’. Also noted are the Trial Islands near present-day Dampier, named after the ship the Trial, which had sailed for Java using the new sea route to the Indies pioneered by Brouwer in 1611.
The Trial had struck unknown rocks on the night of 25 May 1622, and was wrecked with only forty-six survivors including Captain Brookes. In his subsequent report to the VOC authorities in Batavia, Brookes stated that the rocks were well west of their true position, in an attempt to avoid blame for his error. Soon after a Dutch ship, the t Wapen van Hoorn, ran aground in a storm at the land of d’Eendracht but managed to sail after the storm abated. Concerned for the viability of their trade route, the VOC prioritised the accuracy of their charting in the region, with captains and pilots being required to record all shallows and reefs in the area. Due to their incorrect placement on the Gerristz chart, the Trial Rocks remained a mystery for a further two hundred years until Phillip Parker King, sailing in the Mermaid, investigated their position in 1820 and finally confirmed that ‘there remains no doubt in my mind but that Barrow Island … are the same Tryal Rocks’.
From Atlas Novus.
References: Parry pp.105-109, ill.pl.4.21, Perry p.29, ill.pl.11, Quirino p.105, Tooley 722, p.196.
Title:A New Map of East IndiaDate:C1676Mapmaker:John Speed (1552-1629)Image Size:382mm x 501mmCondition:Minor chips and tears to sheet edge as usual, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued. Wide margins.Technique:N/AStock Number:APOTMF 051 ASI SPEED (RW05-B)Description:Read full descriptionJohn Speed’s famous map of Asia published in A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World. The map has the imprint of Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell within the title, and at lower left that of the engraver Francis Lamb. The map first appeared in the enlarged edition of Speed's world atlas in 1676.
Detailed map of Asia, extending from India to Japan and south to Timor by one of the most influential map makers of the C17th. Decorative title comprising of turbaned Oriental figures. Speed was born in Cheshire, followed his father’s trade of a tailor until the age of fifty. His wife bore him 12 sons & 6 daughters! A keen amateur historian & mapmaker who was given an allowance by Sir Greville to devote his whole attention to his research.
From best edition of the most influential atlas by England’s greatest cartographer. John Speed’s fame, which continues to this day, lies with his two atlases, The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (first published 1612), and the Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World (1627 & 1676). The map was published posthumously in the 1676 edition of the Prospect , with 8 new maps (on 7 mapsheets) not previously available in the first edition: New England (Burden 455), Virginia and Maryland (Burden 456), Carolina (Burden 457), Jamaica and Barbados, East India, Russia and Canaan.
‘The 1676 edition of John Speed's famous atlas marked the high point of its publishing history’ (Burden).
English text on verso with page numbers 51 & 52.
References: Durand p.104, Pl.31, Ill p.105, Parry p.135, Pl. 5.3, Quirino p.109, Not in Sweet
Collections: David Rumsey Collection - List No: 12058.219, National Library of Australia - Bib ID3428400, Stanford Library - purl.stanford.edu/kn459jy2652,
Title:Insulae Molvccae. [Moluccas, East Indies]Date:C1681Mapmaker:Pierre Duval (1618-1683)Image Size:110mm x 120mmCondition:In good condition, with folds as issued.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:GUPP 056 ASI EI (C022)Description:Read full description
Rare early miniature map of the fabled Spice Islands including Borneo and Papua New Guinea by Pierre Duval.
The location of the Moluccas was first known in Europe and England in 1598 when the publication of Jan Huygen van Linschoten's, Itinerario was issued. In this account and the accompanying rutters, Linchoten provided the exact location and knowledge of the sea routes to find the source of the incredibly profitable spices, nutmeg and cloves. He had obtained this crucial information from twenty-five or so Portuguese sea charts and related rutters by Bartolomeu Lasso, Cosmographer to the King of Spain, which had been obtained in Lisbon by the Dutch in 1592 and from further information when in the employ of the Archbishop of Goa.
The explosive information contained in Linschoten’s Itinerario led to the creation of both the VOC (Dutch East India Company) and its future rival, the English East India Company, founded in 1600. Together the companies would dominate the international spice trade for the next 300 years.
German edition published by Johann Hoffman.
From Duval, Geographiae universalis pars prior, Nuremberg MDCLXXXI (1681).
Title:Isles de La Sonde vers L'Occident.Date:C1683Mapmaker:Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706)Image Size:145mm x 105mmCondition:In good conditionTechnique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:DDLU 046141 (C022)Description:
Miniature map of southeast Asia with elaborate decorative title.
Published in Description de l’Univers, Paris.
Title:Isole Dell’India cioe le Molucche le Filippine e della Sonda Parte de Paesi di nuova scoperta e l’Isole de Ladri nel Mare del Zud.Date:C1689Mapmaker:Giacomo de Cantelli da Vignola (1643-1695)Image Size:445mm x 590mmCondition:In good condition, no repairs and good margins..Stock Number:ASI 1689 VIGN (LF04)Description:Read full description
Large scale map of the East Indies published by Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (1627-1691) in Rome.
A superb rococo title cartouche in the shape of a shell is featured at lower left and is surrounded by putti and three merman who are supporting the shell-like structure. The title explains that the map shows recent discoveries including ‘Isole de Ladri’ (Island of Thieves) in the south seas. Australia is named ‘Nuova Olanda’ and the northwest has the names Beach, Maleteur and Lucach which were derived from the scribed accounts of Marco Polo’s travels. As well as ‘Paese di Concordia’, meaning ‘Country of Concordia’, which refers to the discoveries made in 1616 by Hartog in the Eendracht. Other Dutch discoveries include those of Cartensz 1623 on Cape York and Abel Tasman 1644 on his second voyage. The Trial Islands, where the English ship the Trial was wrecked in 1621, are shown correctly placed off the northwest coast and New Guinea is shown separated from Papua (Iran Jaya) by a strait, an error that had existed since the 1590s.
From Rossi’s Mercurio Geografico overo guida Geografica in tutte le parti del Mundo, published in Rome.
References: Clancy p.89, ill.6.21, Parry p.149, ill.5.23, Quirino p.112, ill.113, Suarez(A) p212, ill.fig.124, Tooley p.206.
Title:Isole Dell' Indie, diuise in Filippine, Molucche, e della SondaDate:C1690Mapmaker:Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718)Image Size:460mm x 615mmCondition:In good condition, centre fold as issued.Technique:N/AStock Number:ASI EI CORO 1690 (RW05-A)Description:Read full descriptionImpressive map of the East Indies by Vincenzo Coronelli which was very advanced for its day, using geographical information sourced from the Jesuits who had an extensive network of missions in Asia. Coronelli himself was a Franciscan priest and widely recognised as one of the greatest cartographers and globemakers of the seventeenth century, famous for having constructed a pair of the world’s largest globes for King Louis XIV. Measuring over 4.5 metres in diameter and weighing approximately two tonnes, the globes were large enough to hold up to thirty people inside. From Coronelli’s thirteen-volume atlas Atlante Veneto
Title:Caart van het Eyland Manipa. Caart van het Eyland Noessa-Laoet. Caart van het Eyland Honimoa. Caart van het Eyland Oma.Date:C1727Mapmaker:Francois Valentyn (1656-1727)Image Size:447mm x 565mmCondition:Small repaired tear left hand side and worm holes, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issuedTechnique:Original copper engravingStock Number:OENO ASI INDO 1727 (RW05)Description:Read full description
Very rare and important map of four islands in the Maluka's, Indonesia. Shows northern Australia and New Guinea. Valentyn was given privileged access to the secret archives of the company, enabling him to provide detailed historic information on previous Dutch voyages to the Indies, including those of Abel Tasman.
From Francois Valentyn's (1656-1727), Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien.
Title:Kaart van de Zuyd-Ooster Eylanden van BandaDate:C1727Mapmaker:Francois Valentyn (1656-1727)Image Size:450mm x 565mmCondition:Small repaired tear left hand side, otherwise in good condition, folds as issuedTechnique:Original copper engravingStock Number:ASI INDO 1727 (RW05)Description:Read full description
VALENTYN'S RARE CHART OF THE SPICE ISLANDS
Very rare and important map of the spice island of Banda, Timor, northern Australia and New Guinea. Valentyn was given privileged access to the secret archives of the Dutch East India Company, enabling him to provide detailed historic information on previous Dutch voyages to the Indies, including those of Abel Tasman.
From Francois Valentyn's (1656-1727), Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien.
Title:Les isles Molucques, Celebes, Gilolo, &cDate:C1735Mapmaker:Nicolas Sanson d'Abeville (1600-1667)Image Size:187mm x 245mmCondition:Minor sheet chips to sheet edges, otherwise in good conditionTechnique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:ASI IE 1735 SANSON (C022)Description:Read full descriptionRare and early map of the Spice Islands extending from Borneo to the west coast of New Guinea and from the southern islands of the Philippines to Timor in the south. The map is decorated with an elaborate title cartouche and compass rose at top right.
The map has a number of insets which name all the Moloccan Islands, Banda, Gilolo (Halmhera), Bachian (Bacan), Machian, Tidore and Ternate.
From Sanson's Altas portatif
Title:India di la del Fiume Ganges overo di Malacca Siam Cambodia Chiampa Kochinkina Laos Pegu Ava &c.Date:C1740Mapmaker:Giovambattista Albrizzi (1698-1777)Image Size:285mm x 360mmCondition:In good condition, with centre fold as issued.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:ANOV 1007 ASI (C022)Description:Read full description
Exquisite map of South East Asia and India by Giovambattista Albrizzi, publisher, patron, collector and one of the great figures of eighteenth-century Venetian intellectual and cultural life.
From: Albrizzi, Atlante Novissimo del Sigr. Guglielmo de L'Isle, Venezia. (volume Primo MDCCXL-1740)
Title:Isole di Sunda Borneo Sumatra Iava Grande &c.Date:C1740Mapmaker:Giovambattista Albrizzi (1698-1777)Image Size:280mm x 365mmCondition:In good condition, with centre fold as issued.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:ANOV 1006 ASI EI (C022)Description:Read full description
Rare map of the Malay peninsula, Singapore, Sumatra, Java and Borneo by Giovambattista Albrizzi, publisher, patron, collector and one of the great figures of eighteenth-century Venetian intellectual and cultural life.
From: Albrizzi, Atlante Novissimo del Sigr. Guglielmo de L'Isle, Venezia. (volume Primo MDCCXL-1740)
Title:Carte des Isles Voisines des Moluques Ceram, Bouro Amboine, Banda Neyra &cDate:C1749Mapmaker:Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1773)Image Size:210mm x 300mmCondition:In good condition, with folds as issued.Technique:N/AStock Number:HGDV 0806 ASI INDO (C022)Description:Read full description
Map of the Malukas, Indonesia one of the fabled Spice Islands and once the only known source of nutmeg and cloves.
From Prevost, Histoire generale des voyages.
Title:Seconde Partie De la Carte d'Asie Contenant la Chine et partie de la Tartarie, L'Inde au dela du Gange, Les Isles Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Moluques, Philippines et Japon.Date:C1752Mapmaker:Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782)Image Size:965mm x 685mmCondition:In good condition, two sheets joined, with folds as issued.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:ADAN 016 ASI (RW05-A-F)Description:Read full description
D'ANVILLE'S FAMOUS TWO SHEET MAP OF SOUTH EAST ASIA 1752
Spectacular wall size map of Asia extending from India's west coast and north to Mongolia, east to New Guinea and South to Timor by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville.
The map is extremely detailed especially so of China and embellished with an elaborate Rococo styled frame title comprising oriental motifs.
From: Atlas de d'Anville
National Library of Australia Bib ID3664337, David Rumsey Image No: 2603006,
Title:Carte Des Isles de Java, Sumatra, Borneo &cDate:C1764Mapmaker:Nicholas Bellin (1703-1773)Image Size:253mm x 290mmCondition:In good condition, with folds as issued.Technique:N/AStock Number:HGDV 0202 ASI EI (C022)Description:Excellent and detailed map of south east Asia extending from Thailand to the Celebes.
From Histoire générale des voyages.
Title:Carte Particuliere de L'Isle D'AmboineDate:C1764Mapmaker:Nicholas Bellin (1703-1772)Image Size:215mm x 310mmCondition:In good condition, folds as issuedTechnique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:HGDVD00111 (C022)Description:Ambon was the headquarters of the Dutch East India Company(VOC) from 1610 to 1619 until the founding of Batavia.
Title:East Indies.Date:C1769Mapmaker:Thomas Jeffrey's (1710-1771)Image Size:180mm x 292mmCondition:In good condition, with folds as issued.Technique:Original copper engraving, with recent hand colouring.Stock Number:TNGG 018 ASI (C017)Description:Read full descriptionSmall C18th map of Asia focusing on south east Asia with a decorative title cartouche at top.
From: Salmon's A New Geographical and Historical Grammar.
Title:Carte Hydro-Geo-Graphique Des Indes Orientales en deca et au dela du Ganges avec leur Archipel. [4 sheets] Iere., IIe., IIIe., IVe. FeuileDate:C1771Mapmaker:Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794)Image Size:295mm x 410mmCondition:In good condition.Technique:N/AStock Number:AMOC 026 ASI EI (F08)Description:Read full description
Spectacular maps of south east Asia on four separate sheets, extending from India to New Guniea and north from the Taiwan to the northern tip of Australia by Rigorbet Bonne the celebrated French map maker born in the village of Raucourt in the Ardennes. With a Rocco title at top left, flower garlands and shell motives, set within an elaborate frame. Shows winds at various times of the year.
From; Atlas moderne ou collection de cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre par plusieurs auteurs