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The Rare First State of a Landmark in Southeast Asian Cartography


Sumatra. GASTALDI, G./ RAMUSIO, J. B. [Venice, 1556]
Sumatra.
10 ¾ x 14 ½ inches
Old manuscript alteration to page numbering that is characteristic of the first state; fine condition
$1,650


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A Beautiful Example


Europe. JODE, C. DE. [Antwerp, 1593]
Nova Totius Europae Tabula.
13 x 17 ½ inches.
Fine hand color; fine condition.
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The Set of World & Continent Maps from the First Standardized Atlas


World & Continents. ORTELIUS, A. [Antwerp, 1595]
Set Consisting of a World Map & the Four Known Continents at the Time, Five in All.

Copperplate engravings with fine hand color. Average size: 13 1/2 x 19 ½ inches (engraved surfaces only). Reinforcement to bottom centerfold of world map; small wormhole to centerfold of Americas map; excellent condition overall.
$28,000


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"A treasure of all the knowledge and learning relating to the East and West-Indies and the navigation thither" (Muller)
One of the Most Influential, Early Travel Works
The Only Edition with the Highly Important Map of the Arctic by Barentsz


Travel Book / Asia / Arctic. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van [The Hague, 1599]
Navigatio ac itinerarium Johannis Hugonis Linscotani in orientalem sive Lusitanorum Indiam. .
Folio [30.2 x 19.7 cm]
2 parts 1, (4) ff. (including an engraving on the title page, a full-page author portrait, and a full-page engraving of the arms of the Landgrave of Hesse, the work’s dedicatee), 124 pp., 45 pp. (with an engraving on the title of part 2), (3) pp., with (36) engraved plates (all double-page or folding) and (7) folding engraved maps, woodcut initials. Bound in early speckled calf rebacked using original gold-tooled spine in seven compartments, original gilt title label laid to spine, blind-ruled borders to covers, red sprinkled edges. Minor rubbing to spine, boards and board edges. Ownership inscriptions of the front fly leaf and title page, unidentified armorial book label on verso of title, restored corner loss of first two leaves, full-page armorial plate backed with old paper and misbound as third leaf, minor old repairs to the folds of the Plancius world map, Spice Islands map remargined with some expert restoration to parts of decorative border, restoration to fold of Goa street scene engraving (at p. 30), some creasing and tender folds to Goa plan (p. 34), a few other plates reinforced on verso at an early time, ink stain added to preserve the modesty of a woman of Goa (p. 51), minor damp-staining to a few of the plates, toning to some others, an occasional stain or marginal annotation in the text. Barentsz' polar map and Plancius world map both excellent with dark impressions on thick paper.
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French Chart of a Vital Trading Area


Indian Ocean/ Southeast Asia/ Australia. BELLIN, N. [Paris, 1757]
Carte Reduiite De L'Ocean Oriental Mer Des Indes... .
21 3/4 x 34 inches
Excellent
$1,250


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