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Miniature Map of South West India
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'.
BERT0085
£140.00

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Miniature Map of Southern India
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'.
BERT0086
£140.00

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Northern India
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, 1752. Northern India & Pakistan with parts of Afghanistan & Bangladesh.
BELL0167
£125.00

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The Punjab during the First Anglo-Afghan War
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

London, SDUK, 1839. Detailed map, of the borders between modern Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. On importance is the Khyber Pass, the main link between British India and Afghanistan , at a time when the 'Great Game' had evolved into the disasterous First Anglo-Afghan War, 1838-1842.
SDUK0073
£125.00

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Unusual map of the Environs of Basra, Iraq.
Olfert Dapper.

Amsterdam, J. van Meurs, 1680. From Dapper's 'Naukeurige beschryving van Asie', shortly after the area was captured by the Ottoman Empire in 1668.
DAPP0004
£175.00

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Chart of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1752. Chart of the Northern Mariana Islands, with an inset of Guam.
BELL0141
£95.00

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Detailed Mongolia
Philippe Vandermaelen.

Brussels, 1827. Very detailed map of eastern Mongolia, with 'Oloa Baytin' marked in the region of Ulan Bator. The map was published in the first atlas of the world on the same scale, some of the more remote areas of the world such as this are shown in unprecedented detail.
VAND0006
£195.00

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Ruscelli Pakistan
Girolamo Ruscelli.

Venice, 1561. Map based on the works of Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria (c. AD 90-168). covering Pakistan and Afghanistan.
RUSC0026
£95.00

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Map of Persia
Henricus Hondius.

Amsterdam, 1641, French text edition. Persia, with decorative cartouches for the title and scale.
HOND0055
£340.00

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Miniature plan of the city of Ardebil, Iran
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, 1683. The largest city in North Western Iran.
MALL0084
£59.00

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Plan of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1748. Plan of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, within a decorative engraved border.
BELL0154
£175.00

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Ptolemy's map of Scythia
Giovanni Antonio Magini.

Venice, Galignani, 1596. Map of Sythia, based on the geography of Ptolemy of Alexandria, c.100 AD. On verso is Ptolemy's map of Central Asia.
MAGI0034
£140.00

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Decorative map of Sri Lanka
Guillaume De L'Isle.

Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1730. A large and colourful map of Sri Lanka, with rococo cartouches for title and scale.
DELI0001
£680.00

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Detailed map of playing fields of the Great Game
John Tallis.

London, the London Printing and Publishing Company, 1861. Showing parts of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan & Turkestan, markin Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent, with engraved vignette scenes of Tartar nomadic life. The 'Great Game' was the name for the Anglo-Russian rivalry in Central Asia, with Russia pushing south to threaten British India through Afghanistan. At the time this map was published the Crimean War and the India Mutiny had made the Game more intense. Less than a decade later Independent Tartary had gone: Tashkent was annexed by Russia in 1865, and Samarkand & Bukhara came under Russian control in 1868.
TALL0048
£140.00

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Early view of Tibet.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1760. The famous Putala Palace in Lhasa. Johann Grüber was a Jesuit who entered Tibet in 1661.
BELL0112
£150.00

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Early map of Tibet
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Amsterdam, c.1750. Engraved by Schley for a Dutch edition of Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'.
BELL0157
£195.00

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Four detailed maps of Tibet
Philippe Vandermaelen.

Brussels, 1827. Four very detailed maps of Tibet, running east from Cashmir to the eastern borders of Tibet & China The maps were published in the first atlas of the world on the same scale, some of the more remote areas of the world such as this are shown in unprecedented detail.
VAND0008
£600.00

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Tibet-China border
Philippe Vandermaelen.

Brussels, 1827. South east Tibet, and the eastern part of Yunnan Province in China. The map was published in the first atlas of the world on the same scale, some of the more remote areas of the world such as this are shown in unprecedented detail.
VAND0009
£150.00

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Costume of Tibet
Mercier.

Italian?, c.1855. Costume of Tibet, modelled by a very Italian looking man!
MERC1001
£69.00

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Tibet
John Tallis.

London: London Printing and Publishing Company, 1861. Map of Tibet,Mongolia and Manchuria with engraved vignette scenes, including the Palace of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa.
TALL0034
£125.00

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