Antique map titled ‘Asiae Nova delineatio’. Rare miniature map of Asia. This map covers the entirety of Asia from Europe to Japan and from the Arctic to New Holland or Australia. The mythic lake of Chiamay, speculated to be the source of the five great rivers of Southeast Asia, appears north of Siam or Thailand. Adjacent parts of Europe and Africa are also noted. This map originates from ‘Anleitung Zu den fĂĽrnehmsten Historischen Wissenschaften, Benanntlich Der Geographie, Chronologie, Genealogie und Heraldica, Der Historia Vniversali Notitia Auctorum, Den RĂ¶mischen AntiquitĂ¤ten und der Mythologie (..)’ by Benjamin Hederichs.
Condition: General age-related toning, blank verso. Please study images carefully.
Dimensions: 35 x 25 cm.
Description: Antique print titled 'SĂĽd-Asiatische Thiere'. Engraving of various animals of Southeast Asia including the tailor bird, cockatoo, a goose, hornbill, bird of paradise, a bengal tiger and a leopard species. Source unknown, to be determined.Â
Artists and Engravers: Anonymous.
- Date: c.1860
- Overall size: 19 x 25 cm.
- Image size: 18 x 23 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Some wear and soiling, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
Description:Â Antique map titled 'India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes'. BeautifulÂ map of Southeast Asia, extending from India to Tibet to Japan to New Guinea.Â It was the first popular map to depict part of Australia. Includes aÂ dedicational cartouche to Laurens Real.
Artists and Engravers:Â Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prominent Dutch geographer and publisher. Born the son of a herring merchant, Blaeu chose not fish but mathematics and astronomy for his focus. He studied with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, with whom he honed his instrument and globe making skills. Blaeu set up shop in Amsterdam, where he sold instruments and globes, published maps, and edited the works of intellectuals like Descartes and Hugo Grotius. In 1635, he released his atlas,Â Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas novus.Â Willem died in 1638. He had two sons, Cornelis (1610-1648) and Joan (1596-1673). Joan trained as a lawyer, but joined his fatherâ€™s business rather than practice. After his fatherâ€™s death, the brothers took over their fatherâ€™s shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Later in life, Joan would modify and greatly expand his fatherâ€™sÂ Atlas novus,Â eventually releasing his masterpiece, theÂ Atlas maior,Â between 1662 and 1672.
- Date: c.1640
- Overall size: 60 x 49.5 cm.
- Image size: 50.5 x 41 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Repair on folding line and repaired tear near Borneo. Few stains, mainly in margins. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.
Description:Â Antique map East Asia titled 'Stanford's Map of Eastern China, Japan and Korea'. Beautiful folding map of the east coast of China, Japan and Korea. With an inset map of Korea.Â
Artists and Engravers:Â Published by E. Stanford, London.Â
- Date: 1898
- Overall size: 56 x 68 cm.
- Image size: 50.5 x 62 cm.
- Condition: Great condition, with original publisher's yellow advertisements at endpapers. Folding into original blue covers. Please study image carefully.