Very Rare – the first broadly accurate British sea chart of the southwestern coast of Sumatra, a critical region home to the important British base of Benccoolon-Fort Marlborough (modern Bengkulu), published by William Herbert in 1758.
Very Rare - the first broadly accurate British sea chart of the Straits of Sunda, but also extending to include West Java (including Jakarta) and southeastern Sumatra, published by William Herbert in 1758.
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…
Very Rare - a fine example of one of the iconic sea charts of Singapore, the Singapore Straits, and adjacent lands, then as now one of the great global nexuses of trade and cultural exchange, drafted by James Horsburgh, the era’s greatest cartographer of Asiatic water and the Hydrographer to the East India Company, the present late edition featuring…
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.
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…
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