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  1.  
    1630 (1633)
    JASSON
    Title:
    Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio.
    Date:
    C1630 (1633)
    Mapmaker:
    Jan Jansson (1588-1664)
    Image Size:
    390mm x 505mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    ASI 1633 JANS (RW05)
    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.

    References:
    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

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    1676
    SPEED
    Title:
    A New Map of East India
    Date:
    C1676
    Mapmaker:
    John Speed (1552-1629)
    Image Size:
    382mm x 501mm
    Condition:
    Minor chips and tears to sheet edge as usual, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued. Wide margins.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    APOTMF 051 ASI SPEED (RW05-B)
    Description:
    John 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, 

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  3.  
    1704
    DE FER
    Title:
    La Chine Par N. de Fer
    Date:
    C1704
    Mapmaker:
    Nicholas De Fer (1646-1720)
    Image Size:
    136mm x 160mm
    Condition:
    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 coloured
    Stock Number:
    ASI CHI 1704 DE FER (C017)
    Description:

    Scarce miniature map of China, Taiwan and Korea, with decorative title at top right.

  4.  
    1740
    ALBRIZZI
    Title:
    India di la del Fiume Ganges overo di Malacca Siam Cambodia Chiampa Kochinkina Laos Pegu Ava &c.
    Date:
    C1740
    Mapmaker:
    Giovambattista Albrizzi (1698-1777)
    Image Size:
    285mm x 360mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ANOV 1007 ASI (C022)
    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)

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  5.  
    1750
    BELLIN
    Title:
    L'Isle Formose Et Partie Des Costes De La Chine
    Date:
    C1750
    Mapmaker:
    Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772)
    Image Size:
    235mm x 285mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    HGDV 0523 ASI TAI (C017)
    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.

     

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  6.  
    1890
    BARTHOLOMEW
    Title:
    Farther India
    Date:
    C1890
    Mapmaker:
    John Bartholomew (1860-1920)
    Image Size:
    310mm x 230mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Colour printed engraving.
    Stock Number:
    TPHA 033 ASI (C017)
  7.  
    1898
    BACON
    Title:
    China Including parts of Siam & Annam
    Date:
    C1898
    Mapmaker:
    George Washington Bacon (1830-1922)
    Image Size:
    485mm x 310mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Original colour printed engraving
    Stock Number:
    BAAOTW ASI CHI 035 (C017)
    Description:
    Fabulous 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. 
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  8.  
    1948
    ROBINSON
    Title:
    Korea Including an inset of Formosa.
    Date:
    C1948
    Artist:
    Herbert Edward Cooper Robinson (1857-1933)
    Image Size:
    1mm x 1mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with folds as issued. Laid on archival linen.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ROBI 1802 ASI KOR (RW04-LF)
    Description:

    Very detailed large scale map of Korea with two insets, one of Taiwan and another showing the region in the context of Australia. 

    Collections:

    National Library of Australia: Bib ID2825244

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