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View of the Porcelain Tower, Nanjing
Millar.

London, c.1785. The famous Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, built from porcelain bricks during the Ming dynasty in the 15th century. Destroyed in 1856, during the Taiping Rebellion, there are currently plans to rebuild it. Engraved by Sparrow for 'Millar's New Complete & Universal System of Geography'.
MILL0006
£98.00

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View of Nanking with a Pagoda
Johan Nieuhof.

Paris, 1748. Johan Nieuhoff (1618-72) was a Dutch traveler who made a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657. His account, published 1665, was the most authoritative description of China. This example was published for Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'.
NIEU0001
£95.00

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A Nanking street scene
Johan Nieuhof.

London, c.1747. Johan Nieuhoff (1618-72) was a Dutch traveler who made a trip of 2,400 km from Canton to Peking in 1655-1657. His account, published 1665, was the most authoritative description of China.
NIEU0002
£75.00

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View of Peking
Smith.

London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1810. A view of Beijing at the beginning of the 19th century.
SMIT1001
£95.00

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Map of the Far East.
Giovanni Antonio Magini.

Venice, 1617. The East Indies, with unrecognisable Japan & Philippines, also featuring 'Quivira' in north west America and 'Beach' as part of the Terra Australis.
MAGI0012
£350.00

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Miniature map of Burma, Thailand & Indochina
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, c.1683. Miniature map showing from the Bay of Bengal south to parts of Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo, with Vietnam and Combodia, and east to Hainan in China,
MALL0132
£140.00

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Miniature map of Burma, Thailand & Indochina
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, c.1683. Miniature map showing from the Bay of Bengal, east to Hainan in China, with Vietnam and Combodia.
MALL0133
£140.00

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Sea chart of the coasts of Vietnam and China to Canton
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1750. From Prévost's 'Histoire des Voyages'.
BELL0196
£98.00

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Fine map of the East Indies
Jodocus Hondius.

Amsterdam, 1613, French text edition. An early example of this map of the East Indian islands, first issued 1606. It is highly decorative, with strapwork cartouches for the title, scale and description of the Moluccas, and a vignette sea-battle.
HOND0029
£2000.00

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Map of Eastern Indonesia
Nicolas Sanson.

Paris, c.1692. Eastern Indonesia, with the Moluccas and Timor, and Papua shown separate from New Guinea. Engraved by A. de Winter for the quarto edition of Sanson's atlas.
SANS0038
£240.00

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Map of Bali
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1760. Map of Bali, orientated with north to the bottom, with a ten-point key and an inset of buildings.
BELL0187
£150.00

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Early miniature map of Java
Petrus Bertius.

Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1616. Java, from Bertius' 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'.
BERT0034
£225.00

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Early miniature map of Moluccas
Petrus Bertius.

Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1616. The Moluccas, from Bertius' 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'.
BERT0033
£175.00

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Map of Ambon in the Moluccas
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1760. Ambon was the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) from 1610 to 1619 until the founding of Batavia (now Jakarta) by the Dutch.
BELL0118
£125.00

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Moluccan natives from Cook's Voyages.
Alexander Hogg.

London: Hogg, c.1785. Engraved by Lerpiniere for Hogg's edition of 'Cook's Voyages'.
HOGG0013
£36.00

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Early miniature map of New Guinea
Petrus Bertius.

Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1616. New Guinea, with vague coastline which is argued to be part of Australia. From Bertius' 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum'.
BERT0035
£350.00

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Map of Sulawesi or Celebes
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1760. From 1669 the Dutch East India Company had a presence at Makassar, and in 1905 the entire island became part of the Dutch state colony of the Netherlands East Indies until Japanese occupation in World War II.
BELL0119
£68.00

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Miniature Map of Sumatra.
Petrus Bertius.

Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1616, First edition. Hondius engraved new plates for his edition of the Bertius atlas 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum', which he sold alongside the Mercator 'Atlas Minor'.
BERT0094
£320.00

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Map of Sumatra, with Singapore
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, 1752. Sumatra and the Straits of Malacca and the 'Detroit de Sincapour'.
BELL0101
£195.00

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Decorative map of Japan
Henricus Hondius.

Amsterdam, Jan Jansson, 1641. French text edition. Japan, with Korea shown as an island. This is the second state of the plate, introduced 1636; the title and cartouche have been altered, and a galleon has replaced the original junk in the sea under the island, although the Latin description underneath still refers to the Japanese craft.
HOND0039
£1500.00

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