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Maps of Asia

When the New World was an empty outline of vague promise and Australia was still an unknown continent to the south, detailed maps of Asia were already prominent in the works of European master cartographers. Asia was well known to mapmakers due to Europe’s vested interest in its commodities. Beginning with the Roman empire, European powers leaped over each other to gather the wealth of the East. By the 1700s, Portugal, Holland, France, and England had set up trading posts along the silk and spice routes in the Far East. Holland dominated India, Ceylon, and Indonesia by 1750.

Abraham Ortelius created the first Western map of China, published in his "Theatrum" of 1584. Based on the accounts of Portuguese mapmaker Luis de Barbuda, the map is a typically romanticized Ortelius map featuring... Read more

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East Indies, Indonesia 186-72 Pair of Maps by Blackie & Bartholomew

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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Johnston, Alexander Keith 1883 Map of China and Japan

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM GMT
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Mallet, Alain Manesson 1683 Hand Coloured Map of China

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM GMT
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Stanford, Edward - Sea of Marmara, Turkey 1894 Large Map from the London Atlas

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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A GROUP OF SIX OLD CHINESE GEOLOGICAL MAP

April 29, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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A OLD BEIJING CITI MILEAGE MAP

April 29, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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Chinese Painted Map

April 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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BLAEU. WALL MAP OF SOUTHEAST ASIA AND AUSTRALIA [1659]

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

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BLAEU. WALL MAP OF ASIA [1659]

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

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MAPS--CHINA - 31 REGIONAL MAPS AND PLANS

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

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HUANG, QIANREN. ?????????? DA QING WANNIAN YITONG TIANXIA QUANTU. 1803

May 9, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

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