Very rare - a highly sophisticated, separately issued economic map of Sumatra and a stellar work of data visualization, with colour coded and strategically sized pie and block charts placed though the map identifying the mineral and agrarian production of the massive and bountiful island’s various regions, oil fields and mines, while other features showcase the transportation system and…
A seemingly unique engineer’s planning map of the Cirebon-Kroya Railway, a vital link that traversed the midriff of Java, connecting the north coast and south coast rail networks, likely made in 1912-3, just before construction was commenced on the project, which was completed in 1917; the map is printed by an unusual blue-tinted photolithographic technique and features the proposed…
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.
A pair of attractive and richly composed original 19th century watercolour views of two of Batavia’s (Jakarta, Indonesia) most important colonial buildings, being the ‘Willemskerk’ and the Residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the Dutch Army in the East Indies; executed by “D. Colleart” – a rare find, as very few original manuscript views of Batavia from the era survive.#…
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…
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