Loeb-Larocque
Rare Maps & Books Shop        |   Auctions        |   Useful Links  |   Contact  |   Home  |   French version
 

CHINE - JAPON


Chine


270 ORTELIUS, A. Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio. Auctore Ludovico Georgio. Antwerp, 1603. In attractive strong original colours. In good condition. Repair of a small split in lower part center fold, hardly affecting engraved area. Marginal discolouration of paper. Dutch text on verso.
Attractive original colours. 365 x 470 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33890 .

4500 €   buy now

¤ The first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas, west to the top. When this map appeared, it was by far the most accurate one of China.
Japan is shown on a curious curved projection reminiscent of Portuguese charts of the period with Honshu dissected along the line of Lake Biwa. The Great Wall is shown, as are the Tartar "yurts" dotted across the plains and steppes of Central and East Asia.
The text on verso includes four transcriptions of Chinese characters, brought back to Europe by the Jesuit Bernadino Escalante, published in Sevilla in 1577.
4 wind wagons on the right and top of the map, perhaps the earliest examples of a depiction of this device, which in Europe is certain to have originated in the Low Countries, but which had been invented much earlier in China.
Drawn by Ludovicus Georgius , also called Luis Jorge de Barbuda. ¤ V.d.Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, 164.




271 BLAEU, W. China Veteribus Sinarum Regio. Amsterdam, 1653. In original colours. Very good condition. Dutch text on verso. 410 x 500 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34018 .

2000 €   buy now

¤ This was the first of Blaeu's maps of China. In 1655 he was to publish the famous map of Father Martini, with many of the earlier inaccuracies present on this map corrected: the outline of Japan was improved and Korea was correctly shown as a peninsula instead of, as here, an island.
The map includes an attractive cartouche bottom left with coat of arms and dedication to Theodore Bas, director of the V.O.C.




272 CORONELLI, V.M. Parte orientale della China.. / Parte occidentale della China (2 sheets) Venice, 1695. Some very minor re-inforcements along center fold. A good and dark impression. Very good condition. 605 x 910 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°31292 .

8000 €   buy now

¤ The map depicts the eastern part of China with Korea -correctly- as a peninsula. Formosa is included as well. Japan is partly visible i.e. the area of Yamaguchi, strait Kammon and Fukuoka which is spelled as Fakata. At top left the sign of The Society of Jesus, underneath and at bottom on top of the cartouche navigational instruments are depicted.

The map is dedicated to Antonio Baldigiani (1647-1711), a Jesuit, and Professor of Mathematics at the Roman College, and from 1691 consultor to the Congregation of the Index, the church body responsible for examining books condemned by the Inqusition, and reporting their findings to the Pope, and in case of minor errors, providing editing advice for the book to allow publication. As such, he was an important, conciliatory, figure in the confrontation between Catholic doctrines and the new science propounded by Galileo and others.

Baldigiani, as with many fellow Jesuits, was greatly interested in China, and was an obvious choice as a dedicatee for this map. European contact with and knowledge of China to date was largely dependent on the work of successive generations of Jesuits, for example, the work of Martino de Martini to be found in this collection (see lot 54), among others.

Coronelli's map draws upon the maps and writings of several of these men, most notably Philippe Couplet, mentioned in the panel of text on the left, whose interest in China was first inspired by a lecture of Martini's, and who went on to become an important author on Chinese matters, and Procurator of the China Jesuits in Rome.The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.




273 JANSSONIUS, J./ VALK, G. / SCHENK, P. Imperii Sinarum nova descriptio. Amsterdam, ca. 1720. Original colours. In mint condition and very attractive original colours. 462 x 520 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34765 .

1700 €   buy now

¤ Schenk and Valk's rare early 18th century issue of Janssonius milestone map of China, Korea and Japan after Martino Martini. Engraved by Johannes van Loon.
The overall balance of design, the putti playing around the scale, the Chinese and Missionaries make this a most decorative item. Taiwan is included. The Great Wall of China is shown.




274 DU HALDE, J.-B. Description geographique, historique, chronologique, politique, et physique de l'empire de la Chine et de la Tartarie chinoise . . . du Thibet, & de la Coree. . . The Hague, H. Scheurleer, 1736. Uncoloured. 4 volumes, 4to (257 x 196mm.), titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes, 11 engraved vignette illustrations and 51 plates (of 53), a number folding, contemporary half calf, spines gilt with morocco labels, [Löwendahl 398], without the separately published atlas, lacking 2 plates in vol.2 (Obseques at p.149 and Gin seng at p.180), one plate torn without loss (vol.1, p.230), d4 vol.1 with short tear and slight stain, bindings slightly rubbed and slightly worn. 560 x 410 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29132 .

5000 €   buy now

¤ These volumes accompany Bourguignon d'Anville's Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise et du Thibet. of 1737. First quarto edition, with a new preface and bibliography, first published in Paris the previous year in a folio edition. The illustrations are reduced versions of the plates of the first edition and fine engravings of Chinese life including city plans, ceremonies, artisans at work, costumes, etc.
Du Halde became a Jesuit in 1708, and was commissioned by his superiors to bring together the published and manuscript accounts of Jesuit travelers in China. He first began by editing much of the comprehensive "Lettres édifiantes et curieuses écrites des missions étrangères" (1702-1776), one of the most important sources for Jesuit missionary activities in the 18th century. His later "Le Description " includes reports of 27 Jesuit missionaries, all listed in the preface, and covers every aspect of Chinese life and culture. The first printed account of Vitus Bering's first expedition to Alaska in 1725-1728, is included in volume four: "The original report traveled a circuitous route to fall into Du Halde's hands.
The Danish Vitus Bering (1681-1741) had entered the Russian navy as a young man and risen through the ranks. His expedition was sponsored by the Russian Czar Peter the Great. When Bering returned to St. Petersburg in 1730, five years after the death of Peter the Great, his account and an accompanying map were sent as a gift to the King of Poland, who gave them to Du Halde with permission to do with them "as he saw fit". In this way the first account of Bering's important exploration was published in France rather than in Russia, where the full narrative was not published until several years later".

- Henri Cordier, Dict. bibl. des ouvrages relatifs a l'Empire chinois, 1881, t. . p. 31.




275 DU HALDE, J.-B. Nouvel atlas de la Chine, de la Tartarie chinoise, et du Thibet. A La Haye, Chez Henri Scheurleer, 1737. Grand in-folio, cartonnage ancien (dos partiellement arr., coins ém., titre, avertissement (1 f.), p. 5-12 (Relation de la Boucharie) et 42 cartes gravées (dont deux avec les contours coloriés), simples ou doubles, montées sur onglets. Beau tirage des cartes en bel état, y compris les marges. 570 x 395 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29131 .

18000 €   buy now

¤ Grand in-folio, cartonnage ancien (dos partiellement arr., coins ém., titre, avertissement (1 f.), p. 5-12 (Relation de la Boucharie) et 42 cartes gravées (dont deux avec les contours coloriés), simples ou doubles, montées sur onglets. Beau tirage des cartes en bel état, y compris les marges. 1 : Cartes la plus générale et qui comprend la Chine, la Tartarie et le Thibet, 1734 (double, contours coloriés), 2 : Carte generale de la Chine (double, contours coloriés), 3 : Province de Pe-tche-li, 4 : Province de Kiang-nan, 5 : Province de Kiang-si, 6 : Province de Fo-kien; 7 : Province de Tche-kiang; 8 : Province de Hou-quang (double); 9 : Province de Ho-nan; 10 : Province de Chan-tong. 11 : Province de Chan-si. 12 : Province de Chen-si. 13 : Province de Se-tchuen (double).14-15 : Province de Quang-si. 16 : Province de Yun-nan (double). 17 : Province de Koei-tcheou. 18 : Carte générale de la Tartarie chinoise, 1732 (double). 19 à 30 : Première Feuille particulière à Douzième Feuille particulière (la dixième, double). 31 : Royaume de Corée. 32 : Carte generale du Thibet, 1733 (double). 33 à 41 : Première Feuille particulière à Neuvième Feuille particulière. 42 : Carte des Pays traversés par le Capne Beerings depuis la Ville de Tobolsk jusqu à Kamtschatka. Il s'agit de la première édition de l'atlas de la Chine de d'Anville. La première carte carte générale de la Chine de d'Anville est signalée pour 1735. La nôtre, au début du recueil, est de 1734. L'atlas était destiné à accompagner l'ouvrage du père J. B. du Halde, Description géographique, historique, chronologique et physique de l'empire de la Chine («Il était déjà connu par plusieurs cartes lorsqu'il fut choisi par les jésuites pour rédiger l'atlas de l'empire de la Chine, qui est joint à l'histoire du P. du Halde» : Landon, Galerie historique des hommes les plus célèbres de tous les siècles…, Pars, 1808).
Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (1697-1782) étudia très tôt la géographie et la cartographie. Il devint l'un des cartographes les plus respectés de son temps, continuant l'ouvre de l'école française de cartographie créée par Sanson et de l'Isle. Bien qu'il n'ait apparemment jamais quitté Paris, il eut accès aux rapports et aux cartes des explorateurs, voyageurs et missionnaires français. C'est grâce à son étroite association avec les jésuites qu'il produsit sa première carte importante, celle de la Chine, qu'il inclut dans son Nouvel atlas de la Chine, publié en 1737. Ses cartes étaient hautement appréciées pour leur judicieux emploi du savoir ancien et des sources contemporaines.
En 1773, il fut élu à l'Académie des Sciences et devint la même année géographe du roi. Durant sa longue carrière, il produisit 211 plans et cartes et publia de nombreux articles et ouvrages. L?atlas de d?Anville est la première description européenne détaillée de la Chine depuis celle de Martini en 1655.


- First edition of "the principal cartographic authority on China during the 18th century". It was the second major atlas of China produced in Europe following the Martini /Blaeu Novus Atlas Sinensis 1655. Through its unique combination of western and Chinese surveys it brought the mapping of China to a new level of accuracy and detail.

Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (1697-1782) beautifully printed and splendidly illustrated work is the summation of European knowledge on China in the 18th-century. It was begun by the Jesuit missionaries to China in 1708, and their completed manuscripts were presented to the Emperor Kang-hi in 1718. Kang-hi ordered further surveys and from them were constructed the well-known maps forwarded to father Du Halde and used by d'Anville for this work.
Because the principles and methods of surveying had greatly improved by the late 17th- and early 18th-centuries, the result was the most accurate mapping of China available in Europe at the time.
The maps are by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville (1697-1782), “the finest cartographer of his time” (Moreland & Bannister: Antique Maps, p.133).
For certain remote parts of northern China, Mongolia and Tibet, this work was the only adequate reference until the technological revolution in surveying in the 20th-century. In addition to the maps on China and Korea, Du Halde's work includes highly important map Carte des Pays traversés par le Capne Beerings contains the first printed configuration of any part of Alaska, namely St. Lawrence Island. Both the report and map are based on manuscripts that Bering had presented to the King of Poland who, in turn, presented them to Du Halde for inclusion in this work.
Containing the following maps : 1. Carte le plus ge´ne´rale de toutes comprenant la Chine, La Tartarie & le Thibet -- 2. Carte ge´ne´rale de la Chine -- 3. La Province de Pe´-tche-li -- 4. La Province de Kiang-nan -- 5. La Province de Kiang-si -- 6. La Province de Fa-kien -- 7. La Province de Tche-kiang -- 8. La Province de Hou-quang -- 9. La Province de Ho-nan -- 10. La Province de Chan-tong -- 11. La Province de Chan-si -- 12. La Province de Chen-si -- 13. La Province de Se-tchuen -- 14. La Province de Quan-tong -- 15. La Province de Quang-si -- 16. La Province de Tun-nan -- 17. La Province de Koei-tcheou -- 18. Carte generale de la Tartarie chinoise -- 19. Premiere Feuille particuliere -- 20. Seconde Feuille particuliere. 21. Troisieme Feuille particuliere -- 22. Quatrieme Feuille particuliere -- 23. Cinquieme Feuille particuliere -- 24. Sixieme Feuille particuliere -- 25. Septieme Feuille particuliere -- 26. Huitieme Feuille particuliere -- 27. Neuvieme Feuille particuliere -- 28. Dixieme Feuille particuliere -- 29. Onzieme Feuille particuliere -- 30. Douzieme Feuille particuliere -- 31. La Royaume de Coree -- 32. Carte generale du Thibet -- 33. Premiere Feuille particuliere -- 34. Seconde Feuille particuliere -- 35. Troisieme Feuille particuliere -- 36. Quatrieme Feuille particuliere -- 37. Cinquieme Feuille particuliere -- 38. Sixieme Feuille particuliere -- 39. Septieme Feuille particuliere -- 40. Huitieme Feuille particuliere -- 41. Neuvieme Feuille particuliere -- 42. Voyage du Capitaine Beerings. - Tooley Maps and Mapmakers p.107; Lada-Mocarski Bibliography of Books on Alaska no.2 Phillips Atlases 3189.?




276 LE ROUGE, G.L. La Chine. Paris, 1756. In original o/l colours. A good impression. Right margin cut into scale border. Some brown spotting. Very good condition. 275 x 210 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°21411 .

200 €   buy now

¤ Fine map of China, with in lower right corner Taiwan and a large decorative title cartouche.
George Louis Le Rouge was active from 1740- till 1780 as a publisher, and was appointed engineer for the King of France.
From his Atlas Nouveau Portatif à l'usage des militaires et du voyageur… The atlas was dedicated to le Comte de Maurepas, and was sold by Le Rouge, Prault, Robinot and Briasson in Paris.




277 GEOGRAPH. INSTITUTS Charte von China nach Murdochischer Projection entworfen. ... Berichtiget, und gezeichnet von H.F.A. Stieler. . . Weimar, 1804. In attractive strong original colours. Good impression on heavy paper and wide margins. Very good condition. 465 x 513 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34224 .

800 €   buy now

¤ Uncommon map of China prepared by H.F.A.Stieler, with parts of Taiwan, Tibet, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula, with a great many place names, a key to (and brief explanations of)municipal symbols, and a glossary of Chinese geographic terms.
The inset on the lower right edge of the map shows the "Lieu Kieu" islands between Japan and Taiwan, the source of the current territorial dispute between Japan and China.




278 GEOGRAPH. INSTITUTS Charte von China nach Murdochischer Projection entworfen. ... Berichtiget, und gezeichnet von H.F.A. Stieler. . . Weimar, 1804. In attractive strong original colours. Good impression on heavy paper and wide margins. Paper browned. 465 x 513 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34432 .

600 €   buy now

¤ Uncommon map of China prepared by H.F.A.Stieler, with parts of Taiwan, Tibet, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula, with a great many place names, a key to (and brief explanations of) municipal symbols, and a glossary of Chinese geographic terms.
The inset on the lower right edge of the map shows the "Lieu Kieu" islands between Japan and Taiwan, the source of the current territorial dispute between Japan and China.




279 OKADA GYUKUZAN, OKA YUGAKU, OHARA TOYA MINSEI Morokoshi Meisho Zue [Illustrated Description of Famous Sites of China]. Osaka, Bunka 3, year of the tiger - 1806. Uncoloured. Original yellow paper wrappers, some soiling, with title and contents labels, the fourth one of which is a little bit defective, as shown the image. Thread partially untied, but binding is almost secure. As is often the case of this, impression is somewhat pale, but very fine copy. Some worming in volume 3.
6 vols., not bound in the 2nd sheet with issue date in the 1st volume. 225 x 180 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34118 .

4500 €   buy now

¤ Published in Osaka, Kawachiya Genhichiro, et al. [8 book sellers], slightly later issue but apparently in Edo period, using all the same woodblocks of original first edition (Kawachiya Kichibei et al.[13 book sellers], Bunka 3 [1806]) ; 6 vols., not bound the 2nd sheet with issue date of 1st volume.
Very rare first edition, of the famous places of Qing dynasty in China, edited and illustrated by the Japanese artists Okada Gyokuzan (1737–1812), Oka Yugaku (1762–1833), and Ohara Toya (1771–1840).
Xylographic printing on mulberry paper. Text in Sino-Japanese with Japanese reading marks facilitating Japanese reading. The work is extensively illustrated with about 250 full-page woodcuts of which about 170 on double-page.
This work reflects the immense veneration of the Japanese educated classes towards Chinese culture.
This informative work is illustrated with historical and legendary scenes, topographical views, palaces, archaeological and sacred sites.
A map of China, including Korea is included as well as many city plans, for example of Peking, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall and its gates. Further there are illustrations of costumes, astronomical and musical instruments, the five holy Buddhist mountains, maps of major cities as well as the various provinces of the Qing Empire (1644-1912). Historical events and details from the classical literature are extensively explained. Many illustrations are related to the every-day life of the people, costumes, fire-arms.
Chinese musical instruments and astronomical instruments, imported or made by the Jesuits are also displayed.
The description of the cities refers to their architecture and archeological vestiges. Amongst the most interesting illustrations, let us mention a full map of the Qing Empire of China with Korea, another map of Peking, the Forbidden Imperial City with its impressive entrance gates, the imperial seals, the astronomical observatory of Peking established by the Jesuits Johann Adam Schall and Ferdinand Verbiest, the fascinating Great Wall with its numerous military observation posts.
See also : Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Western Travelers in China Discovering the Middle Kingdom (2009), no. 54.



See the scanned version : http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/search/collection/tokugawa/searchterm/Morokoshi%20Meisho%20Zue/order/nosort




280 GUTHRIE, W. China from the best Authorities. London, 1818. In original colours. In very good condition. 191 x 221 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34227 .

80 €   buy now

¤ China from Guthrie's Geography. Engraved by John Russell.




281 PLAYFAIR, J. China and Japan drawn and engraved for Dr. Playfairs Atlas. Edinburgh, 1824. In attractive original wash colours. Very good condition. 455 x 547 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34014 .

600 €   buy now

¤ Detailed map of China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan engraved by H. Cooper and published by Alexander Macredie. Originally engraved for James Playfair's " A New General Atlas, Ancient and Modern" in 1814.
This is the extremely rare second edition where the word "Geography" in the title has been changed to "Atlas", the map also carries now the name of the publisher "Alexander Macredie."




Provinces de Chine


282 BLAEU, J. Xantung, sinarum imperii provincia quatra. Amsterdam, ca 1660. In original colours. Very good condition. Good and dark impression. 396 x 480 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°27848 .

1200 €   buy now

¤ A map of the northern province ‘Xantung’ of China after the Jesuit Martino Martini.
Shows the Great Wall and is centered on the Bohai Sea, and the Shandong and Liaoning Provinces.
Ornamental figured cartouche and mile scale. In the centre of the map we find the bay of Xang with the neighboring peninsula of Korea. The inland is not filled in but it is one of the earliest representing of showing Korea as an peninsular.
Many larger cities are engraved: Tungchang, Cinan, Yencheu. Laicheu, Leaochang, as well as other small place names. Including rivers, lakes, mountains. At the upper right side is key to cities and villages, rivers, lakes, fortresses, etc. In excellent condition. No text on verso.

The second landmark in the European mapping of China was the appearance of the Novus Atlas Sinensis in 1655. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit and produced by the most prominent Dutch cartographer of the time, Johannes Blaeu. Father Martini compiled the work based on Chinese sources between 1643 and 1650, and it greatly advanced European knowledge of the region including the astronomical positions of many cities and topographical features. It remained the standard geographical work on that country until the publication in 1737 of D'Anville's Atlas de la Chine.




283 BLAEU, J. Xantung, sinarum imperii provincia quatra. Amsterdam, ca 1660. In very attractive original colours. Very good condition. Paper very slightly age-toned and some light offsetting due to oxidation of ink. 396 x 480 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34762 .

1400 €   buy now

¤ A map of the northern province ‘Xantung’ of China after the Jesuit Martino Martini.
Shows the Great Wall and is centered on the Bohai Sea, and the Shandong and Liaoning Provinces.
Ornamental figured cartouche and mile scale. In the centre of the map we find the bay of Xang with the neighboring peninsula of Korea. The inland is not filled in but it is one of the earliest representing of showing and naming Korea as an peninsular.

Many larger cities are engraved: Tungchang, Cinan, Yencheu. Laicheu, Leaochang, as well as other small place names. Including rivers, lakes, mountains. At the upper right side is key to cities and villages, rivers, lakes, fortresses, etc. In excellent condition. No text on verso.
The second landmark in the European mapping of China was the appearance of the Novus Atlas Sinensis in 1655. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit and produced by the most prominent Dutch cartographer of the time, Johannes Blaeu. Father Martini compiled the work based on Chinese sources between 1643 and 1650, and it greatly advanced European knowledge of the region including the astronomical positions of many cities and topographical features. It remained the standard geographical work on that country until the publication in 1737 of D'Anville's Atlas de la Chine.




284 CORONELLI, V.M. Iunan, Queichev, e Quangsi Provincie della Cina. . . Venice, 1690. In original o/l colours. Good and dark impression. Unusual to find a Coronelli map in original out line colours. 450 x 590 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°32065 .

600 €   buy now

¤ A beautiful map depicting the area of Beijing with decorative title cartouche and scale cartouche. Information about the area at the top of the map.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), was a Franciscan Friar and appointed General of the Order in 1701. He was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice and founder of the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the world's first geographical society (1680).
He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.




285 THORNTON, J. A large draught of the North part of CHINA. Shewing all the passages and chanells into the harbour of CHUSAN. / To the honourable the court of mannagers for the UNITED TRADE to the EAST INDIES. London, William Mount & Thomas Page, 1734. Coloured. In very good condition. 518 x 865 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°31147 .

2500 €   buy now

¤ A very fine sea chart of China's Zhejiang Province, from the celebrated Third Book of 'The English Pilot'
This elegant and large chart captures China's modern day Zhejiang province. Located on the East China sea, just below the Yangtze Delta with Shanghai, 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.
In 1671, the London cartographer John Seller (fl.1664-97) commenced work on The English Pilot, a work that intended to challenge Dutch hegemony in the sea atlas market. Intended to be published in four books covering different regions of the globe, Seller published an uncompleted book on 'Oriental navigation' in 1675. Unable to continue this Herculean endeavour, Seller sold his rights to John Thornton, the official hydrographer to the English East India Company. Thornton took up the project with great fervour, publishing his first editions in 1689. Thornton did not publish his first edition of the Third Book, detailing navigation in the East Indies, until 1703. While Thornton largely based his charts on those of earlier Dutch cartographers, most notably those found in Pieter Goos' Zee-Spiegel and Lucas Janz Waghenaer's Mariner's Mirror, The English Pilot proved to be enormously popular. When John Thornton died in 1708, his brother Samuel took over the business and added to and modified existing charts. All four books were produced in editions until the 1760s, the Third Book ran into twelve editions up to 1761.
The project succeeded in giving the English dominance in the sea chart market as the eighteenth-century progressed. John Thornton collaborated with Seller in many of his publications but was also an hydrographer in his own right. Thornton was a skilled engraver and played an important part in the production of the various edition's of Seller's Atlas Maritimus, and later issued his own version.




286 VAN KEULEN, G. Paskaart van de Eijlanden Cheuxan Lowang en alle deselfs onderhoorige Eylande. . . Amsterdam, 1753. Col. Paper slightly age-toned. Several wormholes filled in, hardly notable. Very good throughout. 410 x 535 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°31302 .

4500 €   buy now

¤ A rare and finely engraved and detailed chart of China's Zhejiang Province. Very rare: only included in 6th volume (so-called secret atlas) of Van Keulen's.
Latitude scale, compass rose and system of rhumb lines, soundings, anchorage's, etc. Many Dutch names and a wealth of cities and information appear in the chart.

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 V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company.) This chart, much more detailed than the standard sold charts, was only published in the secret atlas of the East India Company for their own internal use around 1753.

Zhejiang province, located on the East China sea, just below the Yangtze Delta with Shanghai, 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.




287 ANONYMOUS Reis-kaart van het Britsche gezantschap van Hang-choe-foe naar Quang-choe-foe of Kanton in China. Netherlands, c.1800. Uncoloured. Some foldings as issued. Good condition. 428 x 312 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°25729 .

400 €   buy now

¤ Uncommon map of eastern part of China, showing a journey of the English Embassy from Hangzhou (south of Shanghai) to Guangzhou (Canton). The maps is giving a wealth of information gathered during the mission.




288 TARDIEU, J.B.P. / STAUNTON, G.L. Carte de la route que l'ambassade Anglaise a suivie en allent de Hang-Tchoo-Foo a Quang-Tchoo-Foo. . . Paris, F. Buisson, 1799/1804. Original o/l colour. Old foldings, as issued. Backed with Japanese paper for protective reason. Very good condition. 635 x 453 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°32249 .

350 €   buy now

¤ Finely engraved map of the Pearl River delta with Macao/Canton up North, engraved by Jean Baptiste Pierre Tardieu for Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794, par Lord Macartney, Traduit de l'anglais, avec des notes, par J. Castéra. .
Map from a French edition of the first official British Embassy to China, headed by George, Earl Macartney. Macartney was dispatched to Peking in 1792, travelling via Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Indonesia. He was accompanied by George Leonard Staunton (1737-1801), and a retinue of suitably impressive size, including Staunton's 11-year-old son, who was nominally Macartney's page. It emerged on arrival that the boy was only one who had bothered to learn Chinese, and was therefore the only one able to converse with the Emperor during the Ambassador's two audiences. The Embassy "sought to improve commercial relations with China, through Canton (Guangzhou), and to establish regular diplomatic relations between the two countries. Though Macartney and Staunton had an audience with the emperor their proposals were rebuffed In China [Staunton] closely observed and noted all that he saw, and during expeditions he was able to collect botanical specimens" (ODNB).
The party returned via Macao and St. Helena, arriving back in 1794. Young George Thomas Staunton became a writer at the HEIC's Canton factory in 1798, advancing to supercargo in 1804 and chief interpreter in 1808, and in 1816 he accompanied Amherst's ill-fated embassy to Peking as chief of the Canton factory. Cordier, BS 2384-2385.




289 TARDIEU, J.B.P. / STAUNTON, G.L. Carte sur laquelle est tracé la route qu'à suivie l'ambassade Anglaise, Depuis Zhé-Hol en Tartarie jusqu'à Pekin, et de Pekin a Han-Choo-Foo, en Chine. . . Carte II. Paris, F. Buisson, 1799/1804. Original o/l colour. Old foldings, as issued. Backed with Japanese paper for protective reason. Very good condition. 635 x 453 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°32250 .

350 €   buy now

¤ Finely engraved map showing Peking until Hangzhou, engraved by Jean Baptiste Pierre Tardieu for Voyage dans l'intérieur de la Chine et en Tartarie, fait dans les années 1792, 1793 et 1794, par Lord Macartney, Traduit de l'anglais, avec des notes, par J. Castéra. .
Map from a French edition of the first official British Embassy to China, headed by George, Earl Macartney. Macartney was dispatched to Peking in 1792, travelling via Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Indonesia. He was accompanied by George Leonard Staunton (1737-1801), and a retinue of suitably impressive size, including Staunton's 11-year-old son, who was nominally Macartney's page. It emerged on arrival that the boy was only one who had bothered to learn Chinese, and was therefore the only one able to converse with the Emperor during the Ambassador's two audiences. The Embassy "sought to improve commercial relations with China, through Canton (Guangzhou), and to establish regular diplomatic relations between the two countries. Though Macartney and Staunton had an audience with the emperor their proposals were rebuffed In China [Staunton] closely observed and noted all that he saw, and during expeditions he was able to collect botanical specimens" (ODNB).
The party returned via Macao and St. Helena, arriving back in 1794. Young George Thomas Staunton became a writer at the HEIC's Canton factory in 1798, advancing to supercargo in 1804 and chief interpreter in 1808, and in 1816 he accompanied Amherst's ill-fated embassy to Peking as chief of the Canton factory. Cordier, BS 2384-2385.




290 VANDERMAELEN, Ph. Partie de la Chine N°73. (Covers parts of Hubei, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanxi and Shandong provinces.) Brussels, 1825-1827. Original colours. Lithography, in original colours. Paper very slightly age toned. Plano sheet. 468 x 487 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33741 .

150 €   buy now

¤ Covers parts of Hubei, Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanxi and Shandong provinces.

From his famous Atlas Universel . This atlas was one of the most remarkable world atlases ever produced, anticipating the International Map of the World and being the first atlas to show the entire land mass of the world on a uniform scale.
Supported by the fortune of his parents and assisted by his brother, Jean-François, Vandermaelen built a spacious geographical Institute in 1829, in which he installed a map-drawing section, a library and a museum. He published one of the most remarkable world atlases ever made: a world atlas with ca.400 maps on a uniform scale of ca. 1:1,6 million. This work, which appeared in 1827, was far ahead of its time but its appearance could only be justified by the unparalleled zeal of its author.
This atlas was also the first to be made totally with lithography, carried out by Henri Ode, who applied a new technique, especially designed for the Atlas Universel. Koeman: Vdm 1. Phillips 749, Sabin 43762.




291 VANDERMAELEN, Ph. Partie de la Chine N°85. (Covers northeastern India, northern Burma and parts of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan.) Brussels, 1825-1827. Original colours. Lithography, in original colours. Paper very slightly age toned. Plano sheet. 467 x 507 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33739 .

150 €   buy now

¤ Covers northeastern India, northern Burma and parts of Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan.

From his famous Atlas Universel . This atlas was one of the most remarkable world atlases ever produced, anticipating the International Map of the World and being the first atlas to show the entire land mass of the world on a uniform scale.
Supported by the fortune of his parents and assisted by his brother, Jean-François, Vandermaelen built a spacious geographical Institute in 1829, in which he installed a map-drawing section, a library and a museum. He published one of the most remarkable world atlases ever made: a world atlas with ca.400 maps on a uniform scale of ca. 1:1,6 million. This work, which appeared in 1827, was far ahead of its time but its appearance could only be justified by the unparalleled zeal of its author.
This atlas was also the first to be made totally with lithography, carried out by Henri Ode, who applied a new technique, especially designed for the Atlas Universel. Koeman: Vdm 1. Phillips 749, Sabin 43762.




292 VANDERMAELEN, Ph. Partie de la Chine N°86. (Covers Guizhou and parts of Yunnan, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei and Sichuan.) Brussels, 1825-1827. Original colours. Lithography, in original colours. Paper very slightly age toned. Plano sheet. Spotted. 462 x 508 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33740 .

150 €   buy now

¤ Covers Guizhou and parts of Yunnan, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei and Sichuan.

From his famous Atlas Universel . This atlas was one of the most remarkable world atlases ever produced, anticipating the International Map of the World and being the first atlas to show the entire land mass of the world on a uniform scale.
Supported by the fortune of his parents and assisted by his brother, Jean-François, Vandermaelen built a spacious geographical Institute in 1829, in which he installed a map-drawing section, a library and a museum. He published one of the most remarkable world atlases ever made: a world atlas with ca.400 maps on a uniform scale of ca. 1:1,6 million. This work, which appeared in 1827, was far ahead of its time but its appearance could only be justified by the unparalleled zeal of its author.
This atlas was also the first to be made totally with lithography, carried out by Henri Ode, who applied a new technique, especially designed for the Atlas Universel. Koeman: Vdm 1. Phillips 749, Sabin 43762.




293 VANDERMAELEN, Ph. Partie de la Chine N°87. (Covers Jiangxi, Fujian and parts of Zhejiang, Guangdong, Hunan and Hubei.) Brussels, 1825-1827. Original colours. Lithography, in original colours. Paper very slightly age toned. Plano sheet. 467 x 515 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33738 .

150 €   buy now

¤ Covers Jiangxi, Fujian and parts of Zhejiang, Guangdong, Hunan and Hubei.

From his famous Atlas Universel . This atlas was one of the most remarkable world atlases ever produced, anticipating the International Map of the World and being the first atlas to show the entire land mass of the world on a uniform scale.
Supported by the fortune of his parents and assisted by his brother, Jean-François, Vandermaelen built a spacious geographical Institute in 1829, in which he installed a map-drawing section, a library and a museum. He published one of the most remarkable world atlases ever made: a world atlas with ca.400 maps on a uniform scale of ca. 1:1,6 million. This work, which appeared in 1827, was far ahead of its time but its appearance could only be justified by the unparalleled zeal of its author.
This atlas was also the first to be made totally with lithography, carried out by Henri Ode, who applied a new technique, especially designed for the Atlas Universel. Koeman: Vdm 1. Phillips 749, Sabin 43762.




294 FAURIE, Mgr. Carte du Kouy-Tchéou. Lyon, c.1874. In original o/l colours. Very good condition. Contemporarily pasted on a larger sheet. 212 x 260 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°30892 .

100 €   buy now

¤ Detailed map of Guizhou Province prepared by Mgr. Faurie and other sources supplied by missionaries. Published in "Les Missions Catholique". Engraved by P. Méa.
Bishop Faurie (1824-1871) was active at the province of Kouy-Thcheou (China).




295 GUIERRY, Mgr. Carte du Tche-Kiang. [ Zhejiang province ] Paris, 1874. In original o/l colours. Lithography in very good condition. Contemporarily pasted on a larger sheet. 194 x 177 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°30921 .

100 €   buy now

¤ Map of Tche Kiang, prepared by Bishop Edmond-François Guierry, C.M. (Vicar Apostolic of Zhejiang, China) after sources supplied by missionaries. Published in "Les Missions Catholique". Engraved by P. Méa.
Zhejiang is an eastern coastal province of the People's Republic of China. The word Zhejiang (crooked river) was the old name of the Qiantang River, which passes through Hangzhou, the provincial capital.
Zhejiang borders Jiangsu province and Shanghai municipality to the north, Anhui province to the northwest, Jiangxi province to the west, and Fujian province to the south. To the east is the East China Sea, beyond which lie the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.




296 BUREAU, E. Expédition de Chine 1860 3e itinéraire de Pe-Tang à Pe-King. Paris, Furne, Jouvet et Cie, 1875. Lithography in colours. Short left and lower margin. 188 x 221 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°25922 .

50 €   buy now

¤ Three maps one sheet, with in upper left a map of the southeast coast of China, including Formosa. Lower left, "2e Défenses du Pei-Hoe et lieu du Débarquement". In right half " Expédition de Chine 1860 3e itinéraire de Pe-Tang à Pe-King.", showing in red the French expedition of 1860. Published in "Atlas de Géographie Militaire adopté par M. le min. de la guerre pour l'école spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr."
This uncommon atlas included maps of the expeditions of the French army from 1792 until 1861. Prepared by E. Bureau and engraved by Erhard.




297 LAUNAY, A. Mission du Kouang-Si. Lille, 1890. In original printed colours. Coloured lithography. Paper very slightly age toned. Accompanied by one page description of the region in French. 265 x 430 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33957 .

100 €   buy now

¤ Important missionary map showing part of China, prepared by Adrien Launay, who was a French Missionary and later chronicer of the history of the French Missions in Indo-China at end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. His work became a primary reference for many future historians.
From "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères", published in Lille by Société de Saint Augustin Desclée de Brouwer et Cie. Scale 1:574.000.

Adrien Launay entered the Seminary of the Paris "Missions étrangères" in 1874.
He left for Cochina on April 5 of the same year. In 1879, he was responsible for the district Cai-de and Cai-thia. After he went ill he stayed some time in Hong Kong and was obliged in 1882 to return to France.

Father Launay requested to resign the mission in 1884, but this was denied.
Ten years later he published "Table analytique" in 12 volumes and "Table alphabétique" in 4 volumes.
In parallel with this work, he wrote many books on the history of the Société des Missions étrangères, general history and various special missions.
It also published the "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères".

He went to India in 1896, then made ??a trip to China in 1898. He returned to France in 1899, and then resumed his work. He continues to publish many books. He left the seminary in Paris in December 1926. He died April 21, 1927.

The Société des Missions Étrangères de Paris (Society of Foreign Missions of Paris) was established between 1658-1663 when the Jesuit Father Alexandre de Rhodes, back from Vietnam and asking for the dispatch of numerous missionaries to the Far East.
In the 350 years since its foundation, the institution has sent more than 4.200 missionary priests to Asia and North America, with the mission of adapting to local customs, establishing a native clergy, and keeping close contacts with Rome.




298 LAUNAY, A. Mission du Kouy-Tcheou. Lille, 1890. In original printed colours. Coloured lithography. Paper very slightly age toned. Accompanied by one page description of the region in French. 265 x 415 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33958 .

100 €   buy now

¤ Important missionary map showing part of China, prepared by Adrien Launay, who was a French Missionary and later chronicer of the history of the French Missions in Indo-China at end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. His work became a primary reference for many future historians.
From "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères", published in Lille by Société de Saint Augustin Desclée de Brouwer et Cie. Scale 1:574.000.

Adrien Launay entered the Seminary of the Paris "Missions étrangères" in 1874.
He left for Cochina on April 5 of the same year. In 1879, he was responsible for the district Cai-de and Cai-thia. After he went ill he stayed some time in Hong Kong and was obliged in 1882 to return to France.

Father Launay requested to resign the mission in 1884, but this was denied.
Ten years later he published "Table analytique" in 12 volumes and "Table alphabétique" in 4 volumes.
In parallel with this work, he wrote many books on the history of the Société des Missions étrangères, general history and various special missions.
It also published the "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères".

He went to India in 1896, then made ??a trip to China in 1898. He returned to France in 1899, and then resumed his work. He continues to publish many books. He left the seminary in Paris in December 1926. He died April 21, 1927.

The Société des Missions Étrangères de Paris (Society of Foreign Missions of Paris) was established between 1658-1663 when the Jesuit Father Alexandre de Rhodes, back from Vietnam and asking for the dispatch of numerous missionaries to the Far East.
In the 350 years since its foundation, the institution has sent more than 4.200 missionary priests to Asia and North America, with the mission of adapting to local customs, establishing a native clergy, and keeping close contacts with Rome.




299 LAUNAY, A. Mission du Sin-Tchuen occidental. Lille, 1890. In original printed colours. Coloured lithography. Paper very slightly age toned. Accompanied by one page description of the region in French. 265 x 415 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33960 .

100 €   buy now

¤ Important missionary map showing part of China, prepared by Adrien Launay, who was a French Missionary and later chronicer of the history of the French Missions in Indo-China at end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. His work became a primary reference for many future historians.
From "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères", published in Lille by Société de Saint Augustin Desclée de Brouwer et Cie. Scale 1:574.000.

Adrien Launay entered the Seminary of the Paris "Missions étrangères" in 1874.
He left for Cochina on April 5 of the same year. In 1879, he was responsible for the district Cai-de and Cai-thia. After he went ill he stayed some time in Hong Kong and was obliged in 1882 to return to France.

Father Launay requested to resign the mission in 1884, but this was denied.
Ten years later he published "Table analytique" in 12 volumes and "Table alphabétique" in 4 volumes.
In parallel with this work, he wrote many books on the history of the Société des Missions étrangères, general history and various special missions.
It also published the "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères".

He went to India in 1896, then made ??a trip to China in 1898. He returned to France in 1899, and then resumed his work. He continues to publish many books. He left the seminary in Paris in December 1926. He died April 21, 1927.

The Société des Missions Étrangères de Paris (Society of Foreign Missions of Paris) was established between 1658-1663 when the Jesuit Father Alexandre de Rhodes, back from Vietnam and asking for the dispatch of numerous missionaries to the Far East.
In the 350 years since its foundation, the institution has sent more than 4.200 missionary priests to Asia and North America, with the mission of adapting to local customs, establishing a native clergy, and keeping close contacts with Rome.




300 LAUNAY, A. Mission du Su-Tchuen méridional. Lille, 1890. In original printed colours. Coloured lithography. Paper very slightly age toned. Accompanied by one page description of the region in French. 265 x 415 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33962 .

¤ Important missionary map showing part of China, prepared by Adrien Launay, who was a French Missionary and later chronicer of the history of the French Missions in Indo-China at end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. His work became a primary reference for many future historians.
From "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères", published in Lille by Société de Saint Augustin Desclée de Brouwer et Cie. Scale 1:574.000.

Adrien Launay entered the Seminary of the Paris "Missions étrangères" in 1874.
He left for Cochina on April 5 of the same year. In 1879, he was responsible for the district Cai-de and Cai-thia. After he went ill he stayed some time in Hong Kong and was obliged in 1882 to return to France.

Father Launay requested to resign the mission in 1884, but this was denied.
Ten years later he published "Table analytique" in 12 volumes and "Table alphabétique" in 4 volumes.
In parallel with this work, he wrote many books on the history of the Société des Missions étrangères, general history and various special missions.
It also published the "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères".

He went to India in 1896, then made ??a trip to China in 1898. He returned to France in 1899, and then resumed his work. He continues to publish many books. He left the seminary in Paris in December 1926. He died April 21, 1927.

The Société des Missions Étrangères de Paris (Society of Foreign Missions of Paris) was established between 1658-1663 when the Jesuit Father Alexandre de Rhodes, back from Vietnam and asking for the dispatch of numerous missionaries to the Far East.
In the 350 years since its foundation, the institution has sent more than 4.200 missionary priests to Asia and North America, with the mission of adapting to local customs, establishing a native clergy, and keeping close contacts with Rome.




301 LAUNAY, A. Mission du Su-Tchuen Oriental. Lille, 1890. In original printed colours. Coloured lithography. Paper very slightly age toned. Accompanied by one page description of the region in French. 265 x 415 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33961 .

50 €   buy now

¤ Important missionary map showing part of China, prepared by Adrien Launay, who was a French Missionary and later chronicer of the history of the French Missions in Indo-China at end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. His work became a primary reference for many future historians.
From "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères", published in Lille by Société de Saint Augustin Desclée de Brouwer et Cie. Scale 1:574.000.

Adrien Launay entered the Seminary of the Paris "Missions étrangères" in 1874.
He left for Cochina on April 5 of the same year. In 1879, he was responsible for the district Cai-de and Cai-thia. After he went ill he stayed some time in Hong Kong and was obliged in 1882 to return to France.

Father Launay requested to resign the mission in 1884, but this was denied.
Ten years later he published "Table analytique" in 12 volumes and "Table alphabétique" in 4 volumes.
In parallel with this work, he wrote many books on the history of the Société des Missions étrangères, general history and various special missions.
It also published the "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères".

He went to India in 1896, then made ??a trip to China in 1898. He returned to France in 1899, and then resumed his work. He continues to publish many books. He left the seminary in Paris in December 1926. He died April 21, 1927.

The Société des Missions Étrangères de Paris (Society of Foreign Missions of Paris) was established between 1658-1663 when the Jesuit Father Alexandre de Rhodes, back from Vietnam and asking for the dispatch of numerous missionaries to the Far East.
In the 350 years since its foundation, the institution has sent more than 4.200 missionary priests to Asia and North America, with the mission of adapting to local customs, establishing a native clergy, and keeping close contacts with Rome.




302 LAUNAY, A. Mission du Yun-Nan. Lille, 1890. In original printed colours. Coloured lithography. Paper very slightly age toned. Accompanied by one page description of the region in French. 265 x 415 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33959 .

100 €   buy now

¤ Important missionary map showing part of China, prepared by Adrien Launay, who was a French Missionary and later chronicer of the history of the French Missions in Indo-China at end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. His work became a primary reference for many future historians.
From "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères", published in Lille by Société de Saint Augustin Desclée de Brouwer et Cie. Scale 1:574.000.

Adrien Launay entered the Seminary of the Paris "Missions étrangères" in 1874.
He left for Cochina on April 5 of the same year. In 1879, he was responsible for the district Cai-de and Cai-thia. After he went ill he stayed some time in Hong Kong and was obliged in 1882 to return to France.

Father Launay requested to resign the mission in 1884, but this was denied.
Ten years later he published "Table analytique" in 12 volumes and "Table alphabétique" in 4 volumes.
In parallel with this work, he wrote many books on the history of the Société des Missions étrangères, general history and various special missions.
It also published the "Atlas des Missions de la Société des Missions-Etrangères".

He went to India in 1896, then made ??a trip to China in 1898. He returned to France in 1899, and then resumed his work. He continues to publish many books. He left the seminary in Paris in December 1926. He died April 21, 1927.

The Société des Missions Étrangères de Paris (Society of Foreign Missions of Paris) was established between 1658-1663 when the Jesuit Father Alexandre de Rhodes, back from Vietnam and asking for the dispatch of numerous missionaries to the Far East.
In the 350 years since its foundation, the institution has sent more than 4.200 missionary priests to Asia and North America, with the mission of adapting to local customs, establishing a native clergy, and keeping close contacts with Rome.




303 SERVICE GEOGRAPHIQUE DE L'ARMEE Nankin [Nanjing, Jiangsu] Paris, 1900. In original o/l colours. Helio engraving with printed colours. 470 x 586 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°30031 .

300 €   buy now

¤ Very detailed (1:1.000.000) map showing the area north of Nanjing, Jiangsu. The French Service géographique des armées was founded in 1887 and provided the French military and administrative forces with maps, their publications usually do not appear on the market. In 1940 the division became L'Institut géographique national (IGN).
The helio engraving was initially cited by J. N. Niépce (1829) to describe his photo-etching process (1826), which used a pewter plate coated with a bitumen resist that hardened on prolonged exposure to light.




304 SERVICE GEOGRAPHIQUE DE L'ARMEE. CANTON Kong-Teheou. Paris, 1898 updated for june 1904. In original colours. Map printed in heliogravure. 490 x 640 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°25103 .

500 €   buy now

¤ Very detailed (1:1.000.000) map centered on Macao and Victoria Island, showing soundings, English, Australian, Danish telegraph lines reaching Hong Kong and extended to Macao.
Heliogravure was initially cited by J. N. Niépce (1829) to describe his photo-etching process (1826), which used a pewter plate coated with a bitumen resist that hardened on prolonged exposure to light.




Villes de Chine


305 DE BRY, Th. Feast of China. Frankfurt, 1599. Uncoloured. Text sheet with copper plate engraving (140x177mm.) In very good condition, dark impression. 140 x 177 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29503 .

100 €   buy now

¤ A scene of a Chinese dinner feast from Linschoten's famous voyages to the East of 1583-92 here published by De Bry the year after they first appeared as a separate book. From Part II, PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS, IN QU JOHAN. HUGONIS LINTSCOTANI NAVIGATIO IN ORIENTEM.
After his stay in the Indian city of Goa, Van Linschoten set out for Europe with a Portuguese return fleet in 1588. One of the ships was wrecked off the Azores in 1591. Van Linschoten was given the task of staying behind to protect the cargo. At the request of the Portuguese governor of the islands, Dom Christovão de Moura, he made a map of the city.

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629




306 DE BRY, Th. Funeral in China Frankfurt, 1599. Uncoloured. Text sheet with copper plate engraving (140x177mm.) In very good condition, dark impression. 140 x 177 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29504 .

100 €   buy now

¤ A scene of a funeral in China from Linschoten's famous voyages to the East of 1583-92 here published by De Bry the year after they first appeared as a separate book. From Part II, PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS, IN QU JOHAN. HUGONIS LINTSCOTANI NAVIGATIO IN ORIENTEM.
After his stay in the Indian city of Goa, Van Linschoten set out for Europe with a Portuguese return fleet in 1588. One of the ships was wrecked off the Azores in 1591. Van Linschoten was given the task of staying behind to protect the cargo. At the request of the Portuguese governor of the islands, Dom Christovão de Moura, he made a map of the city.

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629




307 DE BRY, Th. Mirae Chinensium ceremoniae, quibus in sacris & diuino cultu vtuntur. Frankfurt, 1599. Uncoloured. Text sheet with copper plate engraving (140x177mm.) In very good condition, dark impression. 140 x 177 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29500 .

100 €   buy now

¤ A religious scene in China Linschoten's famous voyages to the East of 1583-92 here published by De Bry the year after they first appeared as a separate book. From Part II, PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS, IN QU JOHAN. HUGONIS LINTSCOTANI NAVIGATIO IN ORIENTEM.
After his stay in the Indian city of Goa, Van Linschoten set out for Europe with a Portuguese return fleet in 1588. One of the ships was wrecked off the Azores in 1591. Van Linschoten was given the task of staying behind to protect the cargo. At the request of the Portuguese governor of the islands, Dom Christovão de Moura, he made a map of the city.

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629




308 DE BRY, Th. Punishment of a criminal in China Frankfurt, 1599. Uncoloured. Text sheet with copper plate engraving (140x177mm.) In very good condition, dark impression. 140 x 177 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29502 .

100 €   buy now

¤ Punishment of a criminal in China from Linschoten's famous voyages to the East of 1583-92 here published by De Bry the year after they first appeared as a separate book. From Part II, PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS, IN QU JOHAN. HUGONIS LINTSCOTANI NAVIGATIO IN ORIENTEM.
After his stay in the Indian city of Goa, Van Linschoten set out for Europe with a Portuguese return fleet in 1588. One of the ships was wrecked off the Azores in 1591. Van Linschoten was given the task of staying behind to protect the cargo. At the request of the Portuguese governor of the islands, Dom Christovão de Moura, he made a map of the city.

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629




309 DE BRY, Th. Punishment of China. Frankfurt, 1599. Uncoloured. Text sheet with copper plate engraving (140x177mm.) In very good condition, dark impression. 140 x 177 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29501 .

100 €   buy now

¤ The Chinese way of a punishment from Linschoten's famous voyages to the East of 1583-92 here published by De Bry the year after they first appeared as a separate book. From Part II, PARS INDIAE ORIENTALIS, IN QU JOHAN. HUGONIS LINTSCOTANI NAVIGATIO IN ORIENTEM.
After his stay in the Indian city of Goa, Van Linschoten set out for Europe with a Portuguese return fleet in 1588. One of the ships was wrecked off the Azores in 1591. Van Linschoten was given the task of staying behind to protect the cargo. At the request of the Portuguese governor of the islands, Dom Christovão de Moura, he made a map of the city.

Theodore de Bry, a German engraver and book dealer, began a compilation of early voyages in 1590 and had published six parts at the time of his death in 1598. His widow, two sons, and another family member continued the work, which comprised a total of fifty-four parts when it was completed in 1630. The publication is in two series, denoted the Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages. A German edition of the Petit Voyages was published in 1599 in Frankfurt am Main. A second German edition came out in 1616. Latin editions were published in 1609 and 1629




310 HASE, J, M. [ Four plans on one sheet] Han Tscheu, Sinngan Fou (Singapore??), Kan Tscheu and Su Tscheu. Nuremberg, Homann, c. 1739. In original colours. Wide left margin, right margin cut close. Dark impression. Fine. 295 x 177 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°33498 .

350 €   buy now

¤ A rare composite sheet of engravings of town-plans of Han Tscheu, Sinngan Fou (Singapore??), Kan Tscheu and Su Tscheu.
From : "Regni Davidici et Salomon Descriptio Geographica et Historica, una cum delineatione Syriae e Aegypti - juncta est huic operi Consideratio Urbium Maximarum Veterum et Recentiorum" prepared by Johann Matthias Hase (1684-1742; also known as Haas. He was professor of Mathematics at the University of Wittenberg from 1720, but his most enduring fame was as a cartographer. ¤




311 DIETH,H. Strasse in Peking. Germany, 1882. In original colours. Water colour on paper, signed and dated. Framed. 340 x 230 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°24364 .

2500 €   buy now

¤ Finely executed water colour, signed and dated 1882 by Henri Dieth of a charming street scene in Peking. The water colour is made after Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869). Hildebrandt, was born in Gdansk, and made numerous journeys visiting the Americas, most of the Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and crossing the Pacific: the present water colour of a bustling thoroughfare in the cosmopolitan city of Peking is from a sketch that was probably made as a result of his visit to China inbetween 1862 to 1864. This scene among others were published in 1871-1874 by R. Wagner as a collection of chromolithographs entitled "Reise um die Erde" (Journey Around the Earth).




312 FOURMAINTRAUX, G. Design for two bowls. Desvres, 1905 - 1925. In original colours. Very good condition. Heightened with gold. Size of paper: 323 x 169 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29223 .

200 €   buy now

¤ With numbers 4.601, 4.818. In top "Planche N° d'ordre : 03004.
This hand water colored print is a original design created by the Sevres artist Gabriel Fourmaintraux ( 1886 - ) at about 1910 to serve as guides for the painters of the porcelain and as sales tools for prospective clients showing them the range of sizes, decorative motifs, and finishing available at varying prices.
The inclusion of pencil notations of prices, sizes and finishing options and stamps indicating order numbers are evidence of the fascinating role of the works as working designs.
A beautiful and unique historical record of French decorative art. A museum (A la belle Époque de la Faience de Desevres) has been established in what were Gabriel Fourmaintraux’s workshops. It is located just outside of Paris at 114 rue Jean Jaures in Desevres.

For almost 300 years, since it was produced under the patronage of Louis XV, Sevres porcelain has been highly regarded for its high quality and beautiful design. - C'est du Desvres - Volume 2 - Planches Aquarellées




313 FOURMAINTRAUX, G. Designs for Porcelainware. Desvres, 1905 - 1925. In original colours. Very good condition. 313 x 480 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29214 .

300 €   buy now

¤ In left hand side "Planche d'aquarelle N° 05501". This hand water colored print is a original design created by the Sevres artist Gabriel Fourmaintraux ( 1886 - ) at about 1910 to serve as guides for the painters of the porcelain and as sales tools for prospective clients showing them the range of sizes, decorative motifs, and finishing available at varying prices.
The inclusion of pencil notations of prices, sizes and finishing options and stamps indicating order numbers are evidence of the fascinating role of the works as working designs.
A beautiful and unique historical record of French decorative art.
For almost 300 years, since it was produced under the patronage of Louis XV, Sevres porcelain has been highly regarded for its high quality and beautiful design.
A museum (A la belle Époque de la Faience de Desevres) has been established in what were Gabriel Fourmaintraux’s workshops. It is located just outside of Paris at 114 rue Jean Jaures in Desevres.




314 FOURMAINTRAUX, G. / DESVRES Designs for Porcelain plate. Desvres, 1905 - 1925. In original colours. Very good condition. 320 x 480 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29211 .

300 €   buy now

¤ In left hand side "Planche d'aquarelle N° 06502". And the numbers 11.153, 11.154, 11.155. This hand water colored print is a original design created by the Sevres artist Gabriel Fourmaintraux ( 1886 - ) at about 1910 to serve as guides for the painters of the porcelain and as sales tools for prospective clients showing them the range of sizes, decorative motifs, and finishing available at varying prices.
The inclusion of pencil notations of prices, sizes and finishing options and stamps indicating order numbers are evidence of the fascinating role of the works as working designs.
A beautiful and unique historical record of French decorative art.
For almost 300 years, since it was produced under the patronage of Louis XV, Sevres porcelain has been highly regarded for its high quality and beautiful design.
A museum (A la belle Époque de la Faience de Desevres) has been established in what were Gabriel Fourmaintraux’s workshops. It is located just outside of Paris at 114 rue Jean Jaures in Desevres.




315 FOURMAINTRAUX, G. / DESVRES Designs for porcelain vase with chinese motif. Desvres, 1905 - 1925. In original colours. Very good condition. 480 x 320 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°63638 .

400 €   buy now

¤ With attractive pattern of a classic Chinese motif. In top "Planche d'aquarelle N° 04510" and the numbers 2,198. This hand water colored print is a original design created by the Sevres artist Gabriel Fourmaintraux ( 1886 - ) at about 1910 to serve as guides for the painters of the porcelain and as sales tools for prospective clients showing them the range of sizes, decorative motifs, and finishing available at varying prices.
The inclusion of pencil notations of prices, sizes and finishing options and stamps indicating order numbers are evidence of the fascinating role of the works as working designs.
A beautiful and unique historical record of French decorative art.
For almost 300 years, since it was produced under the patronage of Louis XV, Sevres porcelain has been highly regarded for its high quality and beautiful design.
A museum (A la belle Époque de la Faience de Desevres) has been established in what were Gabriel Fourmaintraux’s workshops. It is located just outside of Paris at 114 rue Jean Jaures in Desevres.




Hong Kong


316 DEPOT GENERAL DE LA MARINE Plan de la rade de Macao (chine) Levé d'après les ordres mr. Rocquemaurel Paris, c.1856 / 1863. Uncoloured. Printed on thick paper. Cut on plate mark. Dark impression. 621 x 912 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°34435 .

1500 €   buy now

¤ Very detailed chart of Macao and several of the surrounding Islands, and features numerous depth soundings throughout. Prepared by captain, Gaston de Rocquemaurel. Logo of the "Dépôt Général de la Marine" in the upper left corner.
Captain, Gaston de Rocquemaurel, who had been second in command to Dumont d'Urville in his South Sea Expedition, 1837-1840, and who was responsible for the Port d'hong Kong inscription.
He led the corvette "la Capricieuse" to the South Seas (1851–1854).
Officially, it was a political mission to China, but Rocquemaurel also had some scientific assignments. He explored unknown parts of the Sea of Japan, reconnoitered the coasts of Indochina, and, by following Lapérouse’s route along the coasts of Korea and Kamchatka, he filled in some of the last uncharted areas on 18th-century maps.
This makes him the last in the line of what we call in French “les marins-savants” — literally “naval scholars,” who, from Bougainville to Dumont d’Urville, improved European knowledge of lands, peoples, and cultures of the Pacific Ocean.




317 DIETH,H. Hong Kong. [Queen's Road] Germany, 1882. In original colours. Water colour on paper, signed and dated. Framed. 270 x 380 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°24362 .

3000 €   buy now

¤ Finely excecuted water colour made by Henri Dieth of a charming atmospheric street scene at Queen's Road in Hong Kong. The water colour is made after Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869). Hildebrandt, was born in Gdansk, and made numerous journeys visiting the Americas, most of the Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and crossing the Pacific: the present water colour is from a sketch that was probably made as a result of his visit to Hong Kong inbetween 1862 to 1864. This scene among others were published in 1871-1874 by R. Wagner as a collection of chromolithographs entitled "Reise um die Erde" (Journey Around the Earth).




318 DIETH,H. Hong Kong Piraten Strasse. [Pirate Street] Germany, 1882.. In original colours. Water colour on paper, signed and dated. Framed. 340 x 230 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°24363 .

1800 €   buy now

¤ Finely executed water colour made by Henri Dieth of a charming street scene at "Pirate Street" in Hong Kong. The water colour is made after Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1869). Hildebrandt, was born in Gdansk, and made numerous journeys visiting the Americas, most of the Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and crossing the Pacific: the present water colour is from a sketch that was probably made as a result of his visit to Hong Kong inbetween 1862 to 1864. This scene among others were published in 1871-1874 by R. Wagner as a collection of chromolithographs entitled "Reise um die Erde" (Journey Around the Earth).




Tartarie


319 ALLARD, C. Tartaria, sive magni chami imperium ex credendis. . . Amsterdam 1699. In original o/l colours. Good condition. But little hole in map. 498 x 595 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°28215 .

1200 €   buy now

¤




320 TIRION, I. Nieuwe kaart van 't Ryk van Persie. Amsterdam, 1750. Coloured. In attractive original colours. 289 x 361 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°1649 .

300 €   buy now

¤ A detailed map of Persia and its adjoining countries.




321 DIDEROT, D. Nouvelle representation des cotes nord et est de l'Asie.. Paris, 1770. Coloured. In good condition. 290 x 357 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°1881 .

270 €   buy now

¤ Three maps on one sheet. Depicting three maps centered on mainland China, Hokkaido and Kamtschadka in three different visions.




322 DIDEROT,D. Nouvelle representation des cotes nord et est de l'Asie.. Paris, 1779. Uncoloured. In very good condition. Wide margins. Slight discolouration along centerfold. 290 x 357 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°5206 .

150 €   buy now

¤ Three maps on one sheet. Depicting three maps centred on mainland China, Hokkaido and Kamtschadka in three different visions.




323 WEBBER, J. Balagans or summer habitations, with the method of drying fish at St. Peter and Paul, Kamtschatka. London, Boydell and Co., 1808. In original colours. Contemp. handcoloured aquatint, published by Boydell (and successor), London, 1808[-20], on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1820. Paper very slightly age-toned.
Together with a text page. 289 x 414 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°30048 .

2000 €   buy now

¤ Balagans or summer habitations, with the method of drying fish at St. Peter and Paul, Kamtschatka, taken from "Views in the South Seas" being a very important and early views depicting scenes encountered while employed as draughtsman on Cook's third voyage, which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136).
Underneath the title : London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. In lower left corner "J. Webber R.A. fecit" and "Vol. III. Book VI. page 375" to the lower right. In upper right : Plate 11


Webber was more fully trained than any of the artists of the previous voyages, and he and Cook worked closely together to illuminate "the unavoidable imperfections of written accounts, by enabling us to preserve, and to bring home, such drawings of the most memorable scenes of our transactions, as could only be expected by a professed and skilled artist." (J. Cook & J. King, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London 1784, Vol I, p.5). Because he was there with Cook in the field, his paintings "constituted a new visual source for the study of history..." (Smith, Bernard, Art as Information. Sydney, 1978).
On his return Webber was appointed by the Admiralty to supervise the production of engravings that were made from his originals to illustrate the official account of 1784, these 12 plates were first published separately by Webber between August 1788 and August 1792, and Boydell first reissued the plates in their present form, with an additional four plates and with descriptive text in 1808, fifteen years after Webber's death. Copies with varying watermark dates are known, but Abbey does not distinguish them as separate editions, nor do other bibliographers: "The title page is dated 1808 in all copies, but the plate imprints are dated April, 1809, and the water mark dates vary widely copy by copy, apparently a feature peculiar to Boydell's color plate books" (Hill).

More prints by Webber.
For a discussion of the various editions of Webber's Views in the South Seas (1786-1820) see R. Joppien and B. Smith, The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages, New Haven and London, III, Text, pp.192-96
Abbey "Travel" 595. Tooley 501. Hill p.611. Mitchell Library "Cook" 1872. Holmes79.






324 WEBBER, J. The narta, or Sledge for burdens in Kamtschatka. London, Boydell and Co., 1808. In original colours. Contemp. handcoloured aquatint, published by Boydell (and successor), London, 1808[-20], on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1820.
Paper very slightly stained. Together with a text page. 281 x 412 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°30047 .

2000 €   buy now

¤ The narta, or Sledge for burdens in Kamtschatka, taken from "Views in the South Seas" being a very important and early views depicting scenes encountered while employed as draughtsman on Cook's third voyage, which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136).
Underneath the title : London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. In lower left corner "J. Webber fecit" and "NB not mentioned in Cooks. last Voyage." to the lower right. No plate number.
On his return Webber was appointed by the Admiralty to supervise the production of engravings that were made from his originals to illustrate the official account of 1784, these 12 plates were first published separately by Webber between August 1788 and August 1792, and Boydell first reissued the plates in their present form, with an additional four plates and with descriptive text in 1808, fifteen years after Webber's death. Copies with varying watermark dates are known, but Abbey does not distinguish them as separate editions, nor do other bibliographers: "The title page is dated 1808 in all copies, but the plate imprints are dated April, 1809, and the water mark dates vary widely copy by copy, apparently a feature peculiar to Boydell's color plate books" (Hill).

More prints by Webber.
For a discussion of the various editions of Webber's Views in the South Seas (1786-1820) see R. Joppien and B. Smith, The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages, New Haven and London, III, Text, pp.192-96
Abbey "Travel" 595. Tooley 501. Hill p.611. Mitchell Library "Cook" 1872. Holmes79.






325 SDUK Eastern Siberia. London, Edward Stanford, 1864. In original o/l colours. Very good condition. 330 x 390 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29458 .

50 €   buy now

¤ Very detailed steel engraved map of Siberia, including the peninsular of Kamchatka. Relief shown by hachures.
The map is based after Piadischev, Lutke and others.
Engraved by J. and C. Walker and published by "The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge" or SDUK.




Japon


326 LANGENES,B. Japan. Middelburg 1598. Coloured. A fine copy. 86 x 126 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°1013 .

500 €   buy now

¤ The somewhat simplified version of Teixeira's map. Latin text on verso. - OAG 7.




327 ORTELIUS, A. IAPONIAE INSULAE DESCRIPTIO.Ludoico Teisera auctore. Antwerp, 1601. In attractive strong original colours. Mint condition. Some very light marginal discolouration along center fold. Extra ordinary fine colouring. 350 x 480 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29696 .

4500 €   buy now

¤ Perfect condition. The map was based upon the manuscript draft supplied to Ortelius in about 1592 by the famous official Portuguese chart maker, Luis Teixeira , who was the cartographer to the court of the Spanish King. -Korea is shown as an elongated island whilst Japan is shown with just the three principal islands of the archipelago. Walter 19. Van den Broecke 165.




328 CORONELLI, V.M. Isola del Giapone e Penisola di Corea. . . Venice, 1698. Very good condition. Italian text on verso. The usual slight discolouration along the center fold. Dark impression. 465 x 625 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°32805 .

1800 €   buy now

¤ A most attractive and decorative map of Japan and its near neighbor Korea by Vincenzo Coronelli. An elaborate central title cartouche garlanded with intertwined flowers and dedicated to the Rev.de Fontaine of the Society of Jesus. The delineation of Japan is on the standard Martini model although Hokkaido, then known as Yedo is shown as part of Tartary.
With a large Chinese vessel and a write-up underneath "the ship was apparently capable of traversing the distance of the 220 miles between the cities of Osaka and Nagasaki in only 12 days (Walter 43).
A larger rather westernized oared barge fills the ocean between Korea and the Islands with remarks on the distance between Osaka and Nagasaki.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.
The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Oceano Orientale".
The map is the product of the late 17th century Venetian cartographer, Vincenzo Coronelli.
A decorative title cartouche appears bottom left in the form of a banner supported by playful winged mermaids and cherubs.
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice.
He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day.




329 CHATELAIN, H. L'Empire du Japon, tire des cartes des Japonnois. Amsterdam, 1719. Coloured. In very good condition. 370 x 435 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°784 .

2000 €   buy now

¤ A good impression of this decorative map of Japan based on Reland's map of `1715, one of the earliest to use both Latin names and Japanese characters. With inset of the bay of Nagasaki. - Campbell 45. OAG 71.




330 BLAEU, J. / DE WIT, F. / COVENS, J. / MORTIER, P. Japonia Regnum. Amsterdam, 1655 - 1720. Original colours. No text on verso. Dark impression. 417 x 589 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°28900 .

2000 €   buy now

¤ The rare Covens and Mortier issue of this important map of Japan and Korea, originally published by Blaeu. This was to remain the standard form of Japan until the eighteenth century and although replaced by the maps of Reland and Kaempfer, it is in its outline, closer to the true shape of Japan than either of these or indeed any printed map before the nineteenth century. It was compiled by Father Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit, and appears in Blaeu's "Atlas Sinensis", the first European atlas of China.
It is the first map to correctly show Korea as a peninsula.
More about Western mapping of Korea [+] Campbell 21: Cortazzi, plate 63: OAG 28.




331 SEUTTER, M. Regni Japoniae Nova Mappa Geographica.. Augsbourg, 1740. Original colours. Good condition. 486 x 565 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°297 .

2500 €   buy now

¤ The map is based on Englebert Kaempfer's map of 1727. It shows a much distorted outline for the Island of Japan and a wonderful decorative cartouche top left. The map was engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter. - Campbell 53; OAG 90.




332 LA PEROUSE,J.F.G. Carte des découvertes au Nord du Japon. Paris, 1798. Coloured. In good condition. 493 x 680 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°4883 .

630 €   buy now

¤ Chart of the discoveries to the north of Japan, in 1643 by the Dutch ships Castricum and Breskens. In two small insets in the top of the chart the province of Osju is depicted, at bottom left a view of Company's Land.




333 BALDWIN / CRADOCK. Empire of Japan Yedo.. Londres, 1835. Original colours. Margins cut short as issued. 390 x 317 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°833 .

200 €   buy now

¤ Decorative steel engraved map of Japan. In an inset the bay of Nagasaki and in another inset the eastern point of Yeso (Hokaido. Including the islands of Argonaut and Dagelet.




334 VON SIEBOLD, P.Fr.B. Sikok Insulam et Insulae Nippon partem mediam repraesentans. Leiden 1832-1852. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Wide margin. 215 x 262 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°30562 .

1000 €   buy now

¤ Map of part of Japan and the The Liancourt Rocks west of Japan. Its name derives from Le Liancourt, the name of the French whaling ship whose crew almost crashed on the rocks in 1849. The islets are also known as Dokdo (or Tokto) literally "solitary island" in Korean and as Takeshima, literally "bamboo island" in Japanese.
Taken from "Nippon", the rare work by Von Siebold, was born in Wurzburg, in Germany, and worked for the Dutch government as a doctor in Java.
In Japan, where Von Siebold arrived in 1823 at the age of 27, he demonstrated his skills in medicine. His reputation allowed him to go beyond Deshima and to buy a house outside Nagasaki.
An opportunity to travel in Japan arose in 1826, when he accompanied a Dutch mission to the Imperial Court at Yedo (Tokyo), typically and illegally taking surveys on the way. Siebold became fluent in Japanese and was permitted to travel and to observe the country, its manners and customs, the results of these travels and extensive researches being embodied in these magnificent town views and other plates in his work "Nippon".




Villes Japon


335 CHATELAIN, H. Succession des Empereurs du Japon avec une .. Amsterdam, 1720. Uncoloured. In very good condition. One plate + 12 accompanning pages of text. 376 x 435 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°5063 .

600 €   buy now

¤ The plate is showing the murder of one of the Medieval Emperors of Japan and the arrival of one of the early Dutch embassies in Kyoto with a small map of Japan in a central panel. Plate and text-pages from his "Atlas Historique". Bound in modern paper wrappers. With an interesting description of Japan and a chronologic summery of the ruling Emperors from 1550 till 1653.




336 ANONYME. Nangasakij Ca. 1750. In original o/l colours. Water colour with pen and ink. Some minor discolouration in corners. 76 x 95 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°5717 .

2500 €   buy now

¤ Charming 18th water colour on paper depicting the factory Deshima in Japan. Probably made by a westerner artist visiting Japan. RARE.




337 VON SIEBOLD, P.Fr.B. Gezigt op de haven en de baai van Nagasaki.. Leyde, 1832-52. Uncoloured. Lithography. Slightly browned and repair of split upper and lower part centerfold. Margins cut close. With pinholes in four corners. 330 x 535 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°9099 .

1750 €   buy now

¤ A very rare birds-eye view showing Deshima and Nagasaki bay. Von Siebold was born in Würtzburg, in Germany, and worked for the Dutch government as a doctor in Java. In Japan, where Von Siebold arrived in 1823 at the age of 27, he demonstrated his skills in medicine. His reputation allowed him to go beyond Deshima and to buy a house outside Nagasaki. An opportunity to travel in Japan arose in 1826, when he accompanied a Dutch mission to the Imperial Court at Yedo (Tokyo), typically and illegally taking surveys on the way. Siebold became fluent in Japanese and was permitted to travel and to observe the country, its manners and customs, the results of these travels and extensive researches being embodied in these magnificent town views and other plates in his work "Nippon". - Walter/OAG, fig.19.




Corée


338 CORONELLI,V.M. Isola del Giapone e penisola di Corea. Venice 1692. Uncoloured. A very good and dark impression. 455 x 610 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°7052 .

2000 €   buy now

¤ A most attractive and decorative map by Vincenzo Coronelli. An elaborate central title cartouche garlanded with intertwined flowers and dedicated to the Rev.de Fontaine of the Society of Jesus. The delineation of Japan is on the standard Martini model although Hokkaido, then known as Yedo is shown as part of Tartary. A larger rather westernised oared barge fills the ocean between Korea and the Islands with remarks on the distance between Osaka and Nagasaki. - Campbell 33; OAG/Walter 53.




339 LA PEROUSE, J.F.G. Plan of part of the Islands or Archipelago of Corea. London, G.G. and J.Robinson, 1798. Uncoloured. Mild waterstain just visible upper part otherwise in good condition. 380 x 500 mm.
Je voudrais de plus amples renseignements sur le Lot N°29021 .

300 €   buy now

¤ Showing the track of La Perouse along the southern most tip of Korea, with Quelpaerts Islands (now-a-days called Jeju, with the vulcano Halla-san (Halla Mountain) clearly noticed. This is a chart representing the visit of the French Admiral and explorer, le Comte de La Pérouse to Korea in 1786. This is from the first English edition of La Perouse's voyage published in London. Howes USIana L93; Sabin 38960; Shirley 'Atlases in the BL' G.LPR-3a.





HOME   |   THE BOOK & MAP SHOP   |   THE AUCTION    |   CONTACT   |   French



SLAM      International Legue of Antiquarian Book dealers      International Map Collectors Society          Syndicat Francais des experts Professionnels en Oeuvres dArt objects de collection     CSEDT