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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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A OLD BEIJING CITI Mileage Map

May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
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A OLD CHINESE BATTLE MAP

May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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GROUP OF FOUR OLD CHINESE BATTLE MAP

May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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GROUP OF SEVEN OLD CHINESE BATTLE MAP

May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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A OLD CHINESE MAP

May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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A OLD CHINESE ARMY LONG MARCH MAP

May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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A OLD MAP OF SOUTH ASIAN

May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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A GROUP OF SIX OLD CHINESE Geological map

May 27, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

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[Asia].

June 2, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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[Turkey].

June 2, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Haarlem, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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(AMERICAS.) Group of three small-format engraved maps of the Americas.

June 7, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$113 (starting bid)

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BELLIN, JACQUES NICOLAS. Carte Reduite des Mers Comprises Entre L'Asie et L'Amerique

June 7, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

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HONDIUS, JODOCUS. China.

June 7, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,125 (starting bid)

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(JAPAN.) Blaeu, Joan; and Martini, Martino. Japaonia Regnum.

June 7, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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VISSCHER, NICOLAS. Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae Tabula.

June 7, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$2,250 (starting bid)

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WIT, FREDERICK DE. Accuratissima totius Asiae Tabula.

June 7, 2017, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Philippinae Insulae(Petrus Kaerius)

June 10, 2017, 2:00 PM PHT
Makati City , Philippines

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