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  • Eastern Hemisphere with Australia – La Division de Nostre Ocean – Philippe Briet – 1648

    Eastern Hemisphere with Australia – La Division de Nostre Ocean – Philippe Briet – 1648

    A scarce early copper engraved map of the eastern hemisphere with an outline of Northern Australia from the Dutch understanding.

    Published in Paris in 1648. The cartographer was Philippe Briet (1601-1668) also know as Philippus Brietius. He was a Jesuit scholar, historian and cartographer.

    Uncommon, with a good dark impression. Text on reverse with some show through as usual. Very good condition. Size 19cm by 14.5 cm in the printed area. Uncoloured as it should be.

    As well as Terre Australe there are a number of other cartographic features of interest including, Korea shown as an island, Africa has a large Lake Zaire, Sri Lanka is named Zailan an early Arabic name for the island. The ranges across Asia, east to west and down into the Himalayan region are the only mountain features shown. Note the sea between Java / Timor and Australia is named “Lanchidol” a curiosity explored by Donaldson in his paper “In Search of a Sea: the Origins of the Name Mare Lanchidol” published by the Australian Association for Maritime History” well worth the read …

    Scarce Mid 17thC Map with Terre Australe … a real historic beauty.


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  • Map of Bengal – Petrus Bertius – 1602

    Map of Bengal – Petrus Bertius – 1602

    An original and delightful miniature copper engraved map of “Bengala” by the great geographer Bertius published in the Latin edition of his miniature atlas of 1602. The engraving were carried out by Jocodus Hondius.

    The decorative map show the Bay of Bengal the main towns, surrounding hills and the rivers coming down to the delta including the sacred River Ganges. A special little map fro lover of the region.

    Price $90.00unframed or $220.00 framed in typical Voyager style with lavish gilt surround

    The Mystery of Bengal Over 400 Year old


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  • Map of the Middle East – Isaak Tirion – 1732

    Map of the Middle East – Isaak Tirion – 1732

    An original copper engraved map by Dutch cartographer Isaak Tirion (1705-1765) of the broader Middle East. Published in Amsterdam and dated in the plate 1732.

    Very good original condition with centrefold as issued. Relief shown for all mountainous regions. Incredible detail throughout with many historical references. An extensive map taking in the whole of the area between the Red Sea, The Gulf, The Black Sea and the Caspian.

    34cm by 26cm with borders to top and bottom, narrow at the sides. A good very clean example of a rare and detailed map.

    Tirion produced several Atlases and Dutch town plans. Some suggest that his maps were based on those of Guillaume de L’isle although we see them as being much more detailed than de L’ísle’s standard.

    Price $190.00 unframed

    One of the best 18th Century Maps of the Region


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  • Fine Original Aquatint – Riviere de Bezouki (Java Indonesia) – Lauvergne from “La Favorite” – 1835

    Fine Original Aquatint – Riviere de Bezouki (Java Indonesia) – Lauvergne from “La Favorite” – 1835

    An original aquatint by Barthelemy Lauvergne (1805-1875) of the River Bezouki, Java Indonesia .

    Executed on India-laid paper being plate number 60 from “Voyage Autour du Monde par les Mers de l’Inde et de la Chine de la corvette de sa Majeste La Favorite execute pendant les annees 1830,1831,1832 sous le commandement de M. Laplace” published in Paris in 1835 under the direction of Louise Auguste de Sainson.

    Plate size 28.8 x 38.2 cm. Included in the National Collection as part of the Rex Nan Kivell bequest NK685

    Some foxing as usual to the outer margins, the printed image really rather clean with a strong deep image.

    Price unframed $220.00 … ask about framing options if you wish.


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  • Adventure Sport and Travel on the Tibetan Steppes – W.N. Fergusson – First Edition 1911

    Adventure Sport and Travel on the Tibetan Steppes – W.N. Fergusson – First Edition 1911

    First edition, large octavo, 343 pages published by Constable, London in 1911. Quite a heavy book at 1.3 kgs

    Striking pictorial covers, frontispiece of the late Lieutenant Brooke and many photographic illustrations with two coloured folding maps at the rear. A good copy albeit with sporadic foxing, covers in very good condition, as can be seen, maps rarely opened.

    Based on the travel journals of John Weston Brooke who explored river systems in China and Tibet just after the close of the 19th Century. He was killed by Lolo tribesmen in 1908. An account that is well known for its extensive descriptions of the landscape, the people, natural history and the hunting parties. Includes input from C.H. Mears who was with Fergusson on his second expedition and later went with Scott to the Antarctic.

    Starts on the Tibetan Steppes and the “Procuring” of a Caravan. Across the Tsaidam and on to Lhasa and being turned back. Then Hankow to Chentu and on to Wenchuan and sport in Wassu. Hunting the Panyang and the Serow. The haunts of the Burdorcas and then to Somo, Chosschia and through unexplored grasslands. The land of the cattle thieves, the Great North Road and two gold streams. up the Tung River and the caves of Western China. To Chiating and Ningyuenfu and independent Lololand and the religion and customs of the Lolos. An interesting final chapter … “Rescue of the Survivors and Burial of the Murdered explorer and his Interpreter”.

    Unusual Travel Account Nicely Illustrated and dressedbeautifully.


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  • Eastern Hemisphere – “Ancien Continent” – Allain Manesson Mallet -1683

    Eastern Hemisphere – “Ancien Continent” – Allain Manesson Mallet -1683

    A beautiful original copper engraved map of the Eastern Hemisphere or “Ancien Continent” by Mallet published in Paris in 1863. Very nicely engraved and coloured … this is the superior version of Mallet’s map with the square riggers added for decoration.

    This is an early depiction of the West Coast of Australia and the Southern extremity of Tasmania following the exploratory efforts of the Dutch. A massive hypothetical “Terra Incognues” is shown in the south in order to “balance” the world.

    Mallet (1630-1706) was a French cartographer and engineer. He started his career as a soldier in the army of Louis XIV became a Sergeant Major and an Inspector of Fortifications. His maps have a beautiful decorative and unique style.

    Price $290.00 framed in Voyager miniature map style .. enquire if you would like this item unframed

    Striking early map of the Eastern Hemisphere


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