A very rare sea chart of the South China Sea around the Karimata Islands, just the west of Borneo, based on an original manuscript made by the master of the ‘HMS Osterly’ during the Seven Years’ War, published by William Herbert.
Exceedingly rare – one of only 2 known examples - the first publication of the earliest systematic trigonometrical survey of the south-western coast of Sri Lanka, a self-contained section of a four-part series of charts resulting from Lieutenants Frederick Thomas Powell and Richard Ethersey’s masterly survey of the ‘West Coast of Ceylon’, undertaken upon the orders of the East…
A fascinating account of the German economist and ethnographer Karl Theodor Stöpel’s tour of Taiwan which occurred just after the island was taken over by Japan, during which he witnessed the island rapid’s economic-political transition and the local Chinese’s rebellion against the new regime, as well as being one of the earliest scientific missions deep into the island’s interior,…
A stellar archive of apparently unrecorded ephemeral publications and original photographs contemporarily made by members of the Turkish Brigade, the special force that bravely fought alongside the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
[Title of the in-set map:] 新疆在祖国的位置 [Map of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Xinjiang’s Position in the Motherland. First Edition] Colour print: 50 x 65 cm (19.7 x 25.6 inches) (soft folds, but overall in a good condition).
A colossal monument of the cartography of Indochina, being the grand ‘Headquarters Map’ of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and eastern Siam commissioned by the French Government in anticipation of their bold designs of expansion in the region that led to the Tonkin Campaign (1883-6), the complete conquest of Vietnam; showcasing by far and away the most accurate and detailed general…
A practically mint condition example of a beautiful and scientifically sophisticated geological atlas of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos (comprising the former colony of French Indochina), featuring 22 large format map sheets that can potentially be joined into a colossal geological map (measuring almost 3.7 x 2 metres!); the map was printed while the Vietnam War raged by the National…
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