Antique Map Northern Moluccas by Janssonius titled ‘INSULARUM MOLUCCARUM’.
An early to mid-17th century coloured map of the northern Moluccas islands by Jan Janssonius from the very rare English edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas Gerardi Mercatoris Et I. Hondii Atlas ofte Afbeeldinghe â€¦.., sometimes referred to as the Atlas Novus published in 1636 (the map has the signature 9.I – Me 41A, Koeman, Vol. II, page 378). The map depicts the clove-producing islands of Ternate, Tidore, Machian, Bachian, Motir and Potterbackers. This map appeared in all subsequent editions of the Atlas Novus. English text on verso.
Good condition apart from some reinforcing along the centre-fold.
Measures 38.1x 49.6 cm, (plate).
Purchase Code: M0983
Description: Antique print titled 'Motacilla, Flava'. This print depicts the Western yellow wagtail with nest and eggs (Dutch: gele kwikstaart). The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia.
This print originates from 'Nederlandsche Vogelen; volgens hunne huisdouding, aert, en eigenschappen beschreeven', Amsterdam, 1770-1829 by C. Nozeman, M. Houttuyn and J.C. Sepp. This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment.
Original text page included.
Artists and engravers:Â This monumental work is associated with Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Jan Christiaan Sepp, Jan Sepp, Cornelis Nozeman, Martinus Houttuyn and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
- Date: 1789
- Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
- Image size: 27.8 x 41.6 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. 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.
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: Antique map titled 'Carte de l'Asie Mineure Ancienne (..)'. Map of Asia Minor, also called Anatolia or Turkish Anadolu. This map originates from 'Atlas universel de gĂ©ographie ancienne et moderne (..)' by Pierre M. Lapie and Alexandre E. Lapie.
Artists and Engravers:Â Pierre M.Â LapieÂ was a French cartographer and engraver. He was the father of cartographer Alexandre Emile Lapie.
- Date: 1842
- Overall size: 68 x 50.5 cm.
- Image size: 54.5 x 40 cm.
- Condition: Very good, general age-related toning. Original folding line, blank verso. Please study image carefully.