Extremely rare and historically important – one of the earliest large format broadly accurate Japanese maps of Korea, made by the Jcartographer Yoshiamatsu Nakamura and published in Osaka in August 1894, the month after Japanese forces took Seoul as a precursor to the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-5), the first major step towards the eventual fall of the Joseon Dynasty…
Very Rare – the first printing of Captain William Nichelson’s fine chart and profile view of Tioman Island (Malaysia), then a important waypoint for navigation between the Straits of Malacca and the Far East, issued within William Herbert’s ‘A New Directory for the East Indies’ – a stellar example with the often-lacking original extension fly-leaf of remarks.
A very rare wall map of the Federation of Malaya (today’s peninsular Malaysia) made only the year after its independence from Britain, an entirely bilingual work (Chinese-English) executed by a Chinese draftsman, Li Menphy, and published in Hong Kong for the benefit of Malaya’s large Chinese population and the many Hong Kongers who had strong connections to that country…
A very rare, large format, separately issued map of Asia, that is perhaps the last great map of the continent to be printed in Ottoman Turkish script, with attractive colours and adorned with the flags of major Asia and Middle Eastern states. Colour lithograph, 61 x 92 cm (soft folds with tiny tears and holes, small tears…
Colour print, 79 x 66 cm (31.1 x 26 inches), with an original brochure with an index: 8°, 17 pp., [2 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 pictorial map of Hyogo in Japanese and English, made during the American occupation of Japan Colour lithograph, 76 x 54 cm (30 x 21.3 inches), verso text in blue (soft folds slightly worn, with tiny tears and holes on crossings, minor staining).
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