An extraordinarily rare discovery – an original, large military field manuscript map from the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42), depicted the region to the north of Kandahar, then, as now, a hotbed of tribal insurgency, made during the period of the ‘Derawat (Deh Ravod) Rebellion’ by Edward Sanders and Charles Frederick North, military engineers serving under General William Nott, the…
A very rare ‘Restricted’ map of Agra made during World War II, when the city was feared to be a target of Japanese bombing, such that the dome of the Taj Majal was covered in camouflage, published in Dehra Dun by the Survey of India. Colour print (Good, some wear along old folds, some conspicuous toning to lower…
The first wall map of Azerbaijan SSR, made in 1925 by a pioneer of Azerbaijani map-making İbrahim Ağa Vəkilov Colour lithography, printed on four sheets and originally mounted on linen, 100 x 135 cm (39.8 x 53.1 inches) (small tears, folds and holes with tiny loss of material, light staining).
Large 4°. Introduction, index, 14 full-page lithographies in black and white and sepia, , blank, original tan wrappers with lettering, originally bound together with a blue string (front wrapper cracked along the ribbon, minor staining to the lower right margin, but overall in a good, clean condition).
Screen prints from a rare portfolio made at Bando prison camp in 1919, represent parts of the camp. Large 4°. 11 screen prints in black and white (title page and 10 loose images), inserted in original thin card folder with flaps and illustrated cover (folded slightly scuffed on the corners, lower flap missing, inside in a good, clean…
An extremely rare, large format map of Calcutta, depicting the revolutionary fire prevention and control infrastructure devised by its new Fire Chief, Bernard Westbrook, giving the city one of the most advanced fire systems in Asia, saving untold lives and properties. Zincograph in colours by the Vandyke Process, mounted upon original linen and folding into original black cloth…
Colour print, 56 x 67 cm (22 x 26.3 inches), accompanied by an original brochure with an index: 8°, 11 pp., wrappers with title, stapled. Housed in an original illustrated wrappers with a flap (a small hand-written monogram of the previous owner, otherwise in a near-mint unused condition with a minimal stains on the spine of the wrappers).
A great monument in the modern cartography of China – a colossal wall map (measuring 1.5 x 3 metres!) of Sichuan Province, the finest cartographic rendering of the region made during the Late Qing Dynasty, created by Fu Chongju (傅崇榘), the father of modern journalism in Chengdu and the first local mapmaker to adapt Western scientific cartographic methods to…
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