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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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Seutter, Hand Colored Map, Ottoman Empire, 18th C.

August 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

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Seutter, Hand Colored Map, Asia Minor, 18th C.

August 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

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Seutter, Hand Colored Map, Central Asia, 18th C.

August 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

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Seutter, Hand Colored Map, Persia, 18th C.

August 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

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Late 19thc Early 20thc Maps of Asia

August 28, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

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Philippines - Anson, George

August 31, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Japan - Cook's Voyages 1784 Pair of Maps by Anderson/Hogg

September 1, 2016, 5:00 PM GMT
Chesterfield, United Kingdom

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A MAP OF CHINA & JAPAN 1861.B018.

September 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

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A CARY MAP OF CHINA 1819.B019.

September 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Coram, NY, USA

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Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus

September 4, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Hallandale , FL, USA

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