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
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:La Chine Par N. de FerDate:C1704Mapmaker:Nicholas De Fer (1646-1720)Image Size:136mm x 160mmCondition:In good condition, with folds as issued. Very wide uncut margins, minor stain to lower margin, printers crease right margin, otherwise in good condition.Technique:Copper engraving hand colouredStock Number:ASI CHI 1704 DE FER (C017)Description:
Scarce miniature map of China, Taiwan and Korea, with decorative title at top right.
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:L'Isle Formose Et Partie Des Costes De La ChineDate:C1750Mapmaker:Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772)Image Size:235mm x 285mmCondition:In good condition, with folds as issued.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:HGDV 0523 ASI TAI (C017)Description:Read full description
Superb example of this famous rare map solely focusing on the island of Taiwan. This is the first map recording the name Taiwan (Tai-Ouan), the information for the map was derived from Jesuit sources.
The map marks the ruins of Fort Zeelandia as well as that of the fort at Keelung. On the northeast coast the River Goude, (present day Lanyang River) is shown as separating the land to the east of the river creating an island, here named Zalegat.
Title:China Including parts of Siam & AnnamDate:C1898Mapmaker:George Washington Bacon (1830-1922)Image Size:485mm x 310mmCondition:In good condition, with centre fold as issued.Technique:Original colour printed engravingStock Number:BAAOTW ASI CHI 035 (C017)Description:Read full descriptionFabulous detailed late C19th map of China and Vietnam with insets of Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Shown are sea routes to major ports with distances.
Title:Korea Including an inset of Formosa.Date:C1948Artist:Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857-1933)Image Size:1mm x 1mmCondition:In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.Technique:Hand coloured engraving.Stock Number:ROBI 1802 ASI KOR (RW04-LF)Description:Read full description
Very detailed large scale map of Korea with two insets, one of Taiwan and another showing the region in the context of Australia.
National Library of Australia: Bib ID2825244