Navigation
Cart$0.00

Antique Map Java by Raffles (c.1817) – SOLD

Return to Previous Page
Description

Product Description

Antique Map Java by Raffles titled ‘A Map of JAVA Chiefly from surveys made during the British Administration Constructed in illustration of an ACCOUNT OF JAVA By Thomas Stamford Raffles Esq:re and Engraved by J. Walker:’.

The very rare and magnificent early 19th century map of Java engraved by John Walker (1759 – 1830) and produced by Stamford Raffles, Lieutenant Governor of Java from 11th September 1811 to 15th March 1816 during the period known as the British Administration, to accompany his monumental two-volume History of Java published in 1817. The map shows Java at a level of detail never achieved before on the 18th century maps of the island produced at a similar scale by Châtelain, Valentyn and Van Keulen. Raffle’s map represents the new genre of cartography with its ‘modern’ appearance, attention to detail and lack of decoration. Gone are the elaborate cartouche and naturalistic drawings of plantations, animals and trees, to be replaced with ‘Ordnance Survey’ type symbols for swamps and forests, hachuring of mountains and small, neat script for place names. The map is multi-themed in that it provides, in addition to topographical information, inset maps of major anchorages and bays with soundings marked and, in the northeat quadrant of the map, there is a ‘Mineralogical Sketch of the Island of Java’ compiled in 1812 by Dr. Thomas Horsfield, the American naturalist and a friend and colleague of Raffles.

Good condition apart from some strengthening of the muslin cloth-covered folds on the reverse of the map with archival tape; measures 417 x 1,150 mm.

Purchase Code: M1041

SOLD

 

Product Enquiry

Product Enquiry

Related Products

Antique Map of Ambon by Van Schley (c.1750)

Antique Map of Ambon titled ‘Byzondere Kaart van het Eyland Amboina’. Antique map of the island of Ambon. Ambon Island is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. Published by Antonine de Prevost d’ Exile’s “Histoire Generale des Voyages” (From a...

Antique Map of the Modern World by S. Münster (c.1550) – SOLD

Antique map of the modern world titled ‘Das erst general inhaltend die Beschreibung (..)’. This antique map of the modern world is an example from the second wood block, which includes the engraver David Kandel’s...

Antique Map of Asia by Bossuet (1738)

Antique map of Asia by Bossuet titled ‘L’Asie’. Map of Asia showing Korea as an island, and the great Terre Jesso, with great detail of mountains, lakes and rivers. This map originates from ‘Continuation de L’Histoire Universelle...

Antique Map of Batavia by Van Schley (c.1750)

Antique map of Batavia by Van Schley titled ‘Batavia’. Map of the city of Batavia (Jakarta) in Indonesia. It also shows the changes of the city between 1731 and 1750. With Dutch and French legend stating ‘Diest...

Antique Rare Hereford Mappa Mundi (1869 facsimile) – SOLD

Antique Rare Hereford Mappa Mundi. Extremely rare lithographed large size facsimile of the famous c. 1300 Hereford Mappa Mundi. Produced in London in 1869, by Stanford. It was reported by Rev. F.T. Havergal in the...

Antique World Map by De Bry (1599) – SOLD

Antique world map by de Bry titled ‘DESCRIPTIO HYDROGRAPHICA accommodate ad Battavorum navagatione in Javam infulam Indie Orien: talis. Laetam ad quam poftridie Calendis Aprilis ann 1595 ex Hollan dia folverunt et ex qua domum...

Antique Map of the East Indies by Kitchin (1790)

Antique Map of the East Indies by Kitchin titled ‘East Indies from the Best Authorities’. An interesting, small map of the East Indies by one of the leading English cartographers of the late eighteenth century. The...

Antique Map of China and Indonesia by Covens & Mortier (c.1735)

Antique Map of China and Indonesia by Covens & Mortier titled ‘Carte d’une Partie de la Chine, les Isles Philippines, de la Sonde, Moloques, de Papoesi &c’. Rare map of China and Southeast Asia, centered...

Antique World Map by Du Val (1676) – SOLD

Antique world map by Du Val titled ‘Planisphere, ou Carte Generale du Monde’. Third state of Pierre Du Val’s antique world map first published in ‘Cartes De Geographie (..)’.  Duval’s double-hemisphere map generally follows Sanson’s world...

Antique World Map by A. Stieler (c.1870)

Antique world map by A. Stieler titled ‘Westliche Halbkugel, Oestliche Halbkugel’. Beautiful antique world map in two hemispheres. A special inset map depicts Australia and New Zealand. This map originates from an edition of Stieler’s...
Back to top