Porcacchi Da Castiglione, Tommaso Isole Molucche. "Descrittione dell'Isola Molucche." Venice Simone Galignani & Girolamo Porro. 1620
Copper engraved map of South East Asia by Girolamo Porro from Porcacchi's " L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" 1620 6th edition [ 1st 1572]. Set in a page of descriptive Italian text, with decorative woodcut headpiece and historiated initial. Single page. folio, text to verso. The map shows Indochina, the Malay Peninsula and the islands of Indonesia & some of the Phillipines Good impression; lightly toned.
110 by 150mm (4¼ by 6 inches). €400
SANTINI, FRANCOIS. The East Indies and the distinguished Empires and Kingdoms therein, taken from the Neptune Oriental by S.Robert. "Les Indes Orientaes, où sont distingués les Empires et Royaumes qu'elles contiennent tirée du Neptune Oriental Par Le S. Robert." Venice, Remondini, 1779
Copper engraved map of India & Indochina from Santini's "Atlas universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map is a reissue of the map by Robert de Vaugondy' from his "Atlas Universel"first published in 1757; it shows the Indian sub-continent, Indochina and the Malay peninsular with the northern tip of Sumatra. Title cartouche to upper right. Dark impression; dampstain to upper right corner.
498 by 582mm (19½ by 23 inches). €300
An Allegorical Depiction of Asia as a Beautiful Lady.
Vve. Turgis. Asia."Asie Asia" Paris lith. de Turgis ; Casse freres a St. Gaudens. c1840
Black & white lithograph depicting Asia as a beautiful lady by Vve Turgis, The illustration shows Asia as a beautiful lady dressed in fine silks with an ornate head dress; she is surrounded by roses against a landscape including a ruined castle and palm tree; below is a framed vignette of the same lady and a man in Eastern attire upon a terrace. Clear dark impression; some light creasing to surround.
380 by 275mm (15 by 10¾ inches). €150
Wit, Frederick de India & The East Indies "Tabula Indiæ Orientalis.". Amsterdam. Fredericum de Wit 1680?
Copper engraved map of India and South east Asia by Frederick de Wit from his " Atlas Maior". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map shows the area from Persia with the subcontinent of India extending to the East Indies with the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines, part of the coast of China, the interior obscured by the title cartouche: the Northern coast of Australia to lower right corner Good impression; light toning to extreme edges; centrefold splits top [40 mm] and bottom [130 mm] with old repair to verso; paperfault? repaired near lower centrefold; 3 short tears to lower edge, repaired with archival tape to verso; old ink numbers to verso.
Koeman III: Wit 8 /73. 460 by 568mm (18 by 22¼ inches). €1000
Wit, Frederick de Tartary and the Major part of the Kingdom of China "Tabula Tartariæ et Majoris partis Regni Chinæ". Amsterdam. Fredericum de Wit 1680?
Copper engraved map of Tartary by Fredeick de Wit from his " Atlas Maior". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map shows North Eastern Asia from the Caspian sea to the Pacific. In the South the area covering the modern countries of Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan across Northern India and Bangladesh to China, Taiwan and Japan; whilst to the North, parts of Russia, Kazakstan across to Mongolia and Manchuria. The Great wall of China is clearly shown. Korea is cartographically correct as a peninsular but Sakhalin Island is missing or is included in the sketchy outlines of Yedso shown according to the voyages of De Vries. [Ezo, Yezo or Yeso is a Japanese name which historically referred to the lands to the north of Japan. It was used in various senses, sometimes meaning the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, and sometimes meaning lands and waters further north in the Sea of Okhotsk, like Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.] Good impression; light toning to extreme edges; tiny hole to centre of centrefold; old strengthening to verso of centrefold and old ink numbers.
Koeman III: Wit 8 /72 444 by 552mm (17½ by 21¾ inches). €600
Wit, Frederick de Asia accurate and recently emended. "Accuratissima totius Asiæ Tabula Recens Emendata.". Amsterdam. Fredericum de Wit 1680?
Copper engraved map of Asia by Fredeick de Wit from his " Atlas Maior". Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map shows the continent of Asia from Constantinople to Japan , with part of Australia, " Hollandia Nova ." In the upper right corner outline of part of the coast of Hokkado. Large decorative vignette surrounding title with merchants and a camel; ships to sea. Good impression; light dampstaining to side edges just entering plate; short centrefold split [40mm] at lower margin, with old repair to verso; old ink number to verso.
Koeman III: Wit 3 /4. 495 by 583mm (19½ by 23 inches). €1200