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Collections du Musée de la Citadelle Vauban, Belle-Île-en-Mer et à divers

Friday 16th July 2010 at 3 PM
Saturday 17th July2010 at 3 PM

Exposition at la Citadelle

Wednesday 14th July from 9.30AM until 7PM
Thursday 15th July from 9.30AM until 7PM

The complete auction catalogue (format pdf)

The following lots in this auction are an updated and corrected version described by Béatrice Loeb : N° 60, 62, 63, 64, 71, 72

Important Dutch Sea Atlases offered for sale Friday 16th and Saturday 17th July 2010.



An introduction to the lots 60, 62, 63, 64, 71


Dutch Maritime Cartography.


The Golden Age of Dutch Maritime Cartography that was inaugurated by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer (1586) found its fullest expression during the seventeenth century, with the production of atlases in Amsterdam by Willem Blaeu (1627), Pieter Goos (1662) and Van Keulen’s (c.1700). This auction which will take place on 16th July 2010 at Belle-Ile-en-Mer, France, offers excellent representative copies of all of these sea atlases, originating from the collection of the Musée la Citadelle Vauban. Extended with a most important English sea atlas by Samuel Thornton (1711) and a magnificent chart on parchment of Europe by Willem Blaeu (1621-1650).

 Descriptions made by Béatrice Loeb-Larocque  (expert en atlas & cartes géographiques anciennes).


In the first navigational books we find only directions for navigation in the North Sea , off the French coast and in the Baltic. Waghenaer's 'Spieghel der Zeevaerdt' of 1584 perfects these sailing directions, and adds charts, for the first time, and extends to the Canary Islands, and to the coasts of England, Norway and Russia.

Waghenaer lived in Enkhuizen, a fishing-port that enjoyed enormous economic growth in his lifetime. He started his career as a seafaring pilot, up until 1579, when he started preparing his chart-book. Life was expensive at that time and his large family of eight children was a financial burden to him. The cutting of the plates cost Waghenaer a great deal of money, and he was constantly seeking loans, and having to accept small jobs.  His friend and counsellor, François Maelson, probably put him in touch with the Leyden printer Plantijn, in the introduction to the second part of the Spieghel der Zeevaerdt, Waghenaer calls Maelson, 'the man who stood at my side with regards to this work both in words and in deed'. In the spring of 1583, the first part of the 'Spieghel der Zeevaerdt' went to press in Plantijn's recently established printing house in Leiden . With Baptist and Johannes van Deutecum's fine copper engravings, this was a handsome edition, worthy of the name of Plantijn. On 23rd December 1583, a copy was delivered to Abraham Ortelius. Another splendidly bound copy was presented to Prince William of Orange.

The first part of the 'Spieghel der Zeevaerdt' was first printed in 1583, and reprinted four times in the first two years. The second volume was first printed in 1585. The first Latin edition was published in 1586. A French edition appeared in 1590. After 1591, when Cornelis Claesz. from Amsterdam had taken over the privilege, the 'Spieghel  der Zeevaerdt'  no longer sold as well.

Waghenaer's Spieghel surpassed his original intentions, however, it was too big and too expensive for the ordinary seaman. (In 1584 the first volume of the 'Spieghel der Zeevaerdt' sold for 4 guilders. The 'Theatrum' by Ortelius was sold for 12 guilders, which is proportional, because it contained three times s many maps.)

Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer, revised and corrected the old sailing directions, re-calculated the astronomical tables, and set a new standard for future sea atlases.


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WAGHENAER, Lucas Janszoon. (c. 1534 - c.1606)

(Speculum Nauticum).

(Lugduni Batavorum Excudebat typis Plantinianus Franciscus Raphelengius, pro Ioannis Aurigario, 1586).

FIRST EDITION IN LATIN of this landmark contribution to the science of navigation.

2 parts in one volume. Folio, contemp. gilt-stamped brown calf binding, raised gilt spine. First part starting with the title page of the second part. Title page of part one missing. Dedication leaf to Queen Elizabeth and the “Ad lector are missing as often is the case for this edition, according to Koeman. 36 pages of text, including 3 full-page illustrations; including Organum Uranicum,(p.17) with volvelle and scale pointer (with small tear in volvelle, 1/4 of the volvelle missing, paper carefully re-inforced and redrawn). The first 10 text pages , and some of the last pages have light browing  and are washed, with marginal paper restorations. The map of Europe re-margined, newly mounted, and with tear of 20cm. in centre fold, which can easily be restored. Binding with some smaller restorations. The blank begin and end papers are replaced.

The 45 double-page charts show shorelines and landmarks along the coasts from Cadiz to the Baltic, and the east coasts of England and Scotland . The copper-plates are signed by the master engraver; Baptist and Johannes van Deutecum.

This is the first Latin edition of the first and second parts of the Spieghel, printed at the Plantijn press by Fransiscus Raphelengius, Chr. Plantijn's son-in-law. It was translated into Latin by Martin Everart. The first part contains 22 charts. Chart [23] in the 1584 edition appears here as chart [1] of the second part, where the charts have signatures in Roman numerals. The chart of Europe is state (a), the other charts are in state (b), with small alterations and often Waghenaer's name omitted.  Chart 19 in the second part appears for the first time. The second part is dedicated to King Frederick II of Denmark and Norway. Our copy corresponds with Koeman's description Atlantes Neerlandici, vol.IV, Wag 5A.

The extremely decorative gilt-stamped binding and rich colouring of the charts indicates that the atlas was likely a Plantijn's deluxe publisher copy. 

E. Cockx-Indestege & Jan Storm van Leeuwen are showing in their publication "Blind bestempeld en rijk verguld; boekbanden uit zes eeuwen in het Museum Plantijn-Moretus. (Antwerpen 2005) on page  129  a misal (Missale RomanumAntwerpen, Plantijn 1586) with the same corner decoration and central decorarion as this Waghenaer atlas. On page 131 we find the same center decoration at (Officium b. maria Virginis Antwerpen 1591).

A splendidly bound copy was presented by Waghenaer in December 1583 to Prince William of Orange (now in Utrecht University Library) .

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Binding of copy presented to William of Orange, in 1583, now in Utrecht University Library. The Netherlands

 The importance of the 1586 Latin edition cannot be overestimated. For the first time, the entirety of Waghenaer’s work was accessible to seamen and scholars throughout Europe.
It was this edition that was used on board English ships in 1588, during one of the most important series of English sea battles of all time -- the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet under Lord Howard. The English translation of Waghenaer, 'The Mariner’s Mirrour', did not appear until several months later. The 1586 Latin edition would have contained the most accurate charts and sailing directions for the English Channel of the period.
In addition to its importance to navigation, the Waghenaer is one of the most beautiful works of marine cartography ever issued. This example, with its rich original hand colouring, is a truly exceptional example of a rare and important book.

Reference: Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, vol.IV.  Phillips 3980 (lacking prelims); Scheepvaert Museum, p. 44 (lacking one prelim). The Mariners Mirror, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd, Amsterdam, 1966; with introductory notes by R.A. Skelton; D. W. Waters, The Art of Navigation in England in Elizabethan and Early Stuart Times, pp. 168-175.

Eva G.R. Taylor, Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer: a sixteenth century marine cartographer.

60 000 / 80 000 €      Résultat 220.000  

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Willem Janszoon Blaeu does not owe his reputation as the great innovator of Dutch marine cartography to his 'Licht der Zeevaert' (1608) alone, but no less so to his 'Zeespiegel', first published in 1623, which can likewise be regarded as a new concept in the category of pilot books.

In 1618, Blaeu's copyright, granted in 1608 for his 'Licht der Zeevaert' ran out. In 1620 his neighbour, the publisher, Johannes Janssonius, published a pirated edition of the 'Licht der Zeevart'. His impressive and effective response to the commercial challenge was the issue of his 'Zeespiegelin' in 1623.>  This pilot book contained 111 new charts against "42" in the old Lichtder Zeevaart, the text was completely reset, and updated at the hand of the latest information on the navigation of the coasts of Northern and Western Europe. The scale of the charts, originally between 1:600,000 and 1:800,000, was enlarged in the Zeespiegel to 1:300,000 - 1:500,000. The editorial formula of the Zeespiegel was for one chart of the Licht der Zeevaert to be replaced by two charts. For important waterways the scale was also enlarged.


Willem Jansz. Blaeu 'Spieghel der Zeevaerdt' produced by Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer (See lot 62 in this auction) The standard format of the rutter after c.1560 was oblong. The Zeespiegel became the prototype of Dutch 17th century pilot books, namely the folio volumes with large-scale charts. Willem Janszoon Blaeu was able to consolidate his position in the market for pilot books by the publication of the Zeespiegel. He commanded the Dutch and English market, and seems to have left the French market to his rival Johannes Janssonius. The efforts undertaken by Joan Blaeu, in particular after 1638, to safeguard his pilot book could not prevent new competitors like Anthonie (=Theunis) Jacobsz, Pieter Goos, and Hendrik Doncker taking a larger share of the market.


 BLAEU, Willem Janszoon.

(Zeespiegel ).

Amsterdam , Willem Jansz Blaeuw,  ca.1627.

Folio, contemp. vellum binding, with damage to back cover plate. 11 titles and 111 charts. /span>

The atlas has all 111 charts called for the 'Zeespiegel', and all have a blank verso except for one, which has a privilege printed on the verso, and the first charts of each book that have a title page of the relevant book on the verso of the left half.

The title page to the Second Book (Tweede deel der Zeespiegel, Inhoudende Eene beschrijvinghe der Seekusten van de Oostersche, Noordsche Schipvaert. .. Tot Amsterdam, Gedrukt by Willem Jansz Blaeuw, in de vergulde Sonnewyser. Met Privilegie voor thien Jaren) with a small wood block print of two vessels, and an old owner's name in brown ink.

The title page to the Second Book and 10 secondary-title pages do not carry a date except for the secondary-title page of "The Derden deels Derde Boeck" which bears the date 1629. According to Koeman; some editions dated 1627 on the general title of part one, have the date of 1629 on the secondary-title of the third book of the third part. This allows us to date this atlas 1627.

Usually the charts have text on the versos, except for the smaller, half page charts, i style>''t Nieuwe Diep (no title) with bibliographical numbers (19) and De haven van S.Malo 17 x 16cm (69), who are not blank on the verso. In our copy also the single page charts have blank versos! One other copy is known to exist also with blank versos of the charts, and the third book dated 1629. (Nordenskiöd Collection, vol.1,17 and is missing the part 2.)

 J.L.E.Dreyer, mentions in “Tychonis Brahe Dani Opera Omnia, 14 vol. Hauniae, 1913-1928. IX,p.140.”, that Blaeu also published, perhaps to order, collections of charts from the 'Zeespiegel'.

The smaller, half page charts, were printed upright; the titles of the charts are in Dutch, with the exception of plate numbers 38, 39 and 40, which also have French titles. The size of the charts is approximately 26 x 36cm. The number of charts was not altered between 1623 and 1655./span>

After 1638, many minor alterations based on new hydrographical surveys were executed on the plates. The 'Zeespiegel', dated 1643, was compiled entirely from revised charts. Chart 41 is a folded map of 245 x 550mm and since 1627 changed for a chart of 445 x 390mm and without t'Amsterdam, bij....)

All charts are good and dark impressions; Chart No. 40 with tear in lower part of center fold, running 5cm into engraved area;  Chart No. 77, “Zeekaarte van Yerlandt " small wormholes in lower margin; Starting with chart No. 103 small marginal wormhole; a 5 cm tear with some paper loss in chart 105.

-Koeman, Atlantans Neerlandica, IV, Mr. Bl. 32.

VERY RARE AT AUCTION: the last two copies to appear at auction were a 1627 edition offered in 1982 and a 1652 edition in 1998. /span> Overall a very fine copy, perfectly preserved in its original vellum.

30 000 / 40 000 €  Résultat 67.000 € 

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Pieter Goos was one of Amsterdam’s most prominent publishers of nautical charts. The reputation of his firm was matched only by that of the publishing houses of Blaeu and van Keulen.

The "Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la Mer" follows the prototype of pilot guides, opening with an introduction into navigation, followed by charts of the coasts west and south from the Netherlands. A chapter with sailing directions is devoted to each section and woodcut coastal profiles are interspersed throughout the text.


GOOS, Pieter (1615-1675).

 Le Grand & Nouveau Miroir ou Flambeau de la Mer contenant une description de toutes les costes marines Occidentales et Septentrionalles... traduictes de Flaman en François par Paul YVOUNET.

 Amsterdam, chez Pierre Goos, demourant sour l'eau prez du Miroir de la Mer doré, A°. 1662.

FIRST FRENCH EDITION. Folio; 450 x 290 mm, 4 parts in 1 volume, contemp. vellum binding. (1) p. Very decorative engraved frontispiece with pasted-on printed title, coloured in a strictly contemporarily hand and heightened with gold.  In lower part, three large vessels are in the foreground, and two smaller ones are in the distance. Followed by text pages Instruction en l'art de Navigation,with  woodcut volvelles. Illustrated with 33 charts, all strikingly colored by a contemporary hand, the maps in outline, the cartouches fully colored. Paper slightly browned, as often is the case. Light water staining to the first few leaves, few scattered spots, small tear in right hand margin of the title page.
- Koeman Atlantis Neerlandica, IV, Goos 40.

The composition of the French edition is entirely different from the Dutch and English editions. It contains the Western Navigation with charts and descriptions of Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain, Coast of Morocco with Canary Islands, and 3 charts on a sheet, and full- page chart of Canary Islands. The translation into French is by Paul Yvounet.

Provenance :

- Chrétien-François de Lamoignon (1735-1789) The pasted ex--libris of the (Bibliotheca Lamoniana) booklabel on front pastedowns, ink shelf mark (25, K36).

"Lamoignon (1735-1789), a cultivated man of letters, entered public life at an early age and was an actor in the troubles which heralded the Revolution [in France]. First on the side of the parliament, and later on that of the king, he was one of the assistants of Loménie de Brienne, whose unpopularity and ultimate fall he shared. He committed suicide on the 15th of May 1789" - Encyc. Brit.

He left behind a super collection of books and he printed a private catalogue of his library in 1770. The library was due to be sold at auction in The Hague in 1791, but was bought en bloc prior to sale by the London bookseller Thomas Payne and issued his own catalogue in 1793.

 30 000 / 40 000 €   Résultat 32.000 €  



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The van Keulen family operated a chart-making and publishing firm in Amsterdam for nearly 200 years. It was founded by Johannes van Keulen, who registered his business as a “bookseller and cross-staff maker.” Under his management the 'Nieuwe Lichtende Zee-Faakel' (New Shining Sea Torch) was begun in 1681. It was expanded to five volumes, and finally to six volumes, with the addition of material from the secret files of the East India Company.

In 1678, Johannes registered with the Amsterdam Booksellers Guild as a "bookseller and Cross-staff maker" By this time, most of the Amsterdam chart makers and instrument makers like; Blaeu, Janssonius, Hondius, Goos, and Doncker, had either closed down, or were at the end of their fame. As a result, Johannes van Keulen had the opportunity to obtain copperplates, privileges, and stocks of many of his former competitors. Besides manuals and cross-staffs, Johannes produced his famed "ZeeAtlas"(Sea Atlas, 5 volumes), and "ZeeFakkel" (Sea pilotbook, 5 volumes). ZeeFakkel was produced in numerous languages, including English, French, Italian, and Spanish.


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KEULEN, Johannes van (1654-1715)  / VOOGHT, Claes Jansz. 

Le Nouveau & Grand Illuminant Flambeau de la Mer. (Part II and III.)

Amsterdam, 1698 - 1700

Large folio. 19th century half calf. Composite atlas of the French edition with 52 charts.

Part II : allegorical frontispiece, dated 1698, (1) p. title, 99 pp. and 35 charts (of 44) of Western Europe, showing  the coasts of the southern part of the North Sea, the Channel, the western part of England, Scotland & Ireland, France, Spain, Morocco, Gualata, Genehoa & Gambia, and the Flemish- and Canary Islands.

Part III: allegorical frontispiece, dated 1700, (1) p. title, 94 pp. and 17 charts (of 20) of the Mediterranean. Showing the coasts of Granada, Catalonia, Provence, Italy, Dalmatia, Greece, and the northern coast of Barbary.

Numerous woodcut coastal profiles and smaller detail charts in the text.

Several charts weakened due to foxing with sometimes marginal paper loss. Some charts with losses into the printed area. Some charts are slightly shaved in the top due to their larger size: Italia... Dalmatia, carte de la Méditerranée, Italien... Sicilia, Sardinia et Archipelagusche Eylanden. A few creases, occasional faint browning or discolouration, chiefly in the text. Mainly good and dark impressions, paper slightly toned, as is usual.
The allegoric title-page of part III is dated 1700 and is unknown to Koeman.
Vooght is the author of the text subsequently translated into French by Pierre François Sylvestre.

- Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, IV, Keu 83 AA et Keu 103 A

 10 000 / 12 000 Résultat 14.500 € 






England’s answer

England’s answer to the Dutch monopoly on charts and sea atlases came with the publication of the English Pilot by John Seller. The English charts covered the same territory as the Dutch Waggoner's, but were not so well engraved. 'The English Pilot' came out in four “Books”.


When John Seller (1641-1708) was beset by difficulties in completing the later volumes of the English Pilot, Thornton took over and subsequently published Book III (1703) and Book IV (1689), the latter in conjunction with William Fisher. He also assisted with the issue of Seller's Atlas Maritimus (c.1675), and later issued an atlas of his own under the same title.

As a map engraver and hydrographer, Thornton was one of the best-known figures of his time, being appointed Hydrographer to the Hudson Bay Company, and to the East India Company. He worked closely for many years with John Seller, William Fisher (fl. 1669-91), Richard Mount, Robert Morden and Philip Lea in preparing and publishing a number of well-known atlases and charts. Samuel  Thornton took over his father’s business in 1709, and continued to publish charts from the same address in the Minories.


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London, John How and Samuel Thornton, 1711.

The English Pilot. The Third Book « Defcribing the Sea-Coafts, Capes, Headlands, Streights, Soundings, Sands, Shoals, Rocks, and Dangers…. London, Printed by John How, for Samuel Thornthon, and are be Sold at his Shop at the Sign of England, Scotland, and Ireland, in the Mineroties, MDCCXI »

Large folio, contemp. Calf in poor condition, with paper label in brown ink “The English Pilot – 1711”. Interleaved with text pages giving detailed sailing instruction, coastal profiles in woodcut, numbered 3-90. Pages 88 and 89 are tables of Latitudes and Longitudes of the Principal Capes and Headlands. The final page 90, A TABLE of the several Variations of the Compass, as they were observed, with great care and Accurateness, in an East-India Voyage, in the year 1700 and 1701, both Outward and Homeward bound.

39 charts printed on thick paper. All good and dark impressions.

A VERY RARE CHART BOOK FOR SAILING TO AUSTRALIA. Second edition, published in 1711 by John How and Samuel Thornton, of John Thornton's The English Pilot: The Third Book (first edition 1703)

12 000 / 15 000 €    Résultat 125.000 € 

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The book contains the following 39 charts, the general size are ca. 43 x 53cm, or as indicated. The titles are followed by “By Sam.l Thornton hydrographer At the Signe of England Scotland and Ireland in the Minories London”.

1. A New and Correct Mapp Of the WORLD According to Mr. Edward Wight Commonly called Mercator's projection.  With a View of the Winds and Variations.

515 x 840mm. ( World map in Mercator projection, showing California as an island. Indicating the tracks of Dampier and Halley, Tasman)

page 3. The English Pilot Book III. The First part Shewing the Nature and Properties.

2. A New and Correct Chart of the Sea Coast of ENGLAND SCOTLAND & IRELAND.

3. A Large Draught of the ISLE of WIGHT and OWERS 440 x 803mm.

4. A New & Correct Large Draught of PLYMOUTH SOUND CATTWATER and HAMOWSE.

5. A New and Correct Chart of the Coast of IRELAND.


7. Chart of the Coast of BARBARIA with the WESTERN, CANARIA & CAPE DE VERD, ISLES.

8. A New Draught of the Coast of GUINEA and BRASILE According to Mr. Edw. Wrights Projection Vulgarly Called Mercator Chart.

9. A Generall Chart from ENGLAND to CAPE BONA ESPRANCA With the Coast of Brasile.

10. A New Mapp of the Island of SAINT HELLENA.

11. A Draught of Cape Bona Esperanca.

12. A Chart of the WESTERN Part of the EAST-INDIES. with all the Adjacent Islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to the Island of Zelone.

13. A Draught of the South Part of AFRICA from Cape Bona Esperance to Delagoa.

This chart shows South Africa from the Cape of Good Hope on the west to Delagoa Bay (present-day Lorenzo Marques). By Delagoa, there is a Portuguese flag and notation in English of this being a resupply outpost- “here are all the necessary’s to be had”.

14. A New Draught of the Island of MADAGASCAR als St. LORENZO With Augustin Bay and the Island of Mombais at Large.

15. A Chart of the Island of MAURITIUS.

page 25. small wood block chart of " The Daught of the Island of Joanna. 435 x 533mm.

16. A Chart of the Straits of BABELMANDELL AND MOHA.

17. A Large Draught of the Coast of ARABIA from Maculla to Dofar.

18. A Large Draught of the GOLF of PERSIA.

19. A Large Chart of Part of the Coast of GUZARATT & INDIA from Diu Head to  Bombay.

20. A New Mapp Of the Island of BOMBAY and SALLSET.

21. A Large Draught of Part of the Coast of INDIA From Bombay to Bassalore.

22. A Large Draught  of the MALLABAR COAST From Bassalore to Cape Comaroone.

23. A New Map of the Island of ZELOAN.

24. A Large Chart Of Part of the Coast of COREMANDELL from Point Pedro to Armegon.

25. A New Chart of Part of the Coast of COREMANDELL from Armegon to Bimlepatam.

26. A New Chart of the Coast of ORIXA and GALCONDA.

27. New & Correct Chart Shewing the goeing over the Braces with the Sands Shoals Dept of water and Anchorage  from Point Palmiras to Hughley in the BAY of BENGALL.

28. A Mapp of The Greate River GANGES As it Emtieth it Selfe into the Bay of BENGALA. Taken from a Draught Made uppon the Place by the Agents for the English East India Company Never Before made Publique.

29. A Chart of the Easternmost part of the EAST INDIES and CHINA, From the Cape Comarine to JAPAN, with all the Adjacent Islands.

30. A New and Correct Chart of Part of the Island of JAVA From the West End to Batavia with the STREIGHTS OF SUNDA.

31. A Large Draught of the Coast of IAVA from Bantam Point to Batavia 445x1025mm. With several vertical foldings as issued. Left folding damaged, under laid with old paper, and small parts missing. Chart slightly stained.

32. A Large Draught of the East End of JAVA and MADURA Shewing the STREIGHTS OF BALY.

33. A Large Chart Describeing ye Streights of MALACCA AND SINCAPORE.

34. A Large Draught of the Coast of CHINA from Amoye to Chusan with ye Harbour of Amoye at Large. (with inset map "A Large Draught of the Harbour of Amoye".)

35. A Large Draught of the North Part of CHINA. Shewing all the Passages and Chanells into the Harbour of CHUSAN. (With in upper right corner a dedication To the Honourable The Court of Mannagers For the UNITED TRADE To The EAST INDIES This Mapp of CHUSAN & Parts Adjacent is Humbly Dedicated and Presented by y.r Honours Most Humble Servant Sam.l. Thornton.

 Oversized folding chart, measuring: 525x865mm. This elegant and large sea chart captures China's modern day Zhejiang province. Located on the East China Sea, just below the Yangtze Delta, this region was of major interest to European traders during the eighteenth-century. It features the major port of Zhousan (Chusan), and was the location of the entrance of the Grand Canal of China. The canal, construction of which began in the 5th-century B.C., was then the oldest and longest man-made waterway in the world, which allowed barges to travel hundreds to Beijing.

36. A Large Draught of the South Part of BORNEO.

37. A Large Draught from Benjar on the Island of BORNEO To Macassar on the Island of CELEBES Shewing the Streights of Bally with the Islands to the Eastward thereof on verso.

38. A Draught of the Coast of NEW HOLLAND and Parts Adjacent. 400x202mm. (with inset chart of  A Draught of Sharks Bay on the Coast of New Holland in the Lattd of 25 05 Sq by Capt Dampier Anno 1701 74 x 95mm.

First state of the first published chart of Australia to include the discoveries at Shark Bay made by William Dampier in August 1699 and the first English chart devoted to the west coast of Australia. The chart follows closely the format of Hessel Gerritsz’s 1629 map. Only the Western part of Australia is shown and is labelled on the chart New Holland. (Tooley 1260) 39. page 87 "Of the Tryal Rocks near New-Holland" in top with chart 94 x 241mm.

Rare chart of the Traill Islands off the west Australian coast. These were named after the 1622 shipwreck of the English ship the Traill.



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