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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. Kircher, Map of Asia, 1667

May 25, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$300 (1 bid)

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DE HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, ANTONIO. Descripcion De Las Indias Del Poniente. 14.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiaceintium Typus.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,125 (starting bid)

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VAN KEULEN, JOHANNES. Nieuwe Pascaert van Oost Indien.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$3,750 (starting bid)

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VAN KEULEN, JOHANNES. OOST INDIEN Wassende-Graade Paskaart,

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$9,000 (starting bid)

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ÇELEBI, KÂTIP. [Singapore, Strait of Malacca.]

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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ÇELEBI, KÂTIP. [Southeast Asia and the Philippines.]

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$2,200 (1 bid)

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ÇELEBI, KÂTIP. [Spice Islands.]

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,125 (starting bid)

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ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. Asiae Nova Descriptio.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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(JAPAN.) Folding manuscript map of a heavily fortified town.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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(JAPAN.) Folding manuscript military map.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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(JAPAN.) Pair of folding manuscript military maps.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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LOTTER, TOBIAS CONRAD. Asia,

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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MUENSTER, SEBASTIAN. India Extrema XXIIII Nova Tabula.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio. Ludoico Teisera Auctore.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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THORNTON, JOHN and SAMUEL. A Large Draught of the South Part of Borneo.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$225 (starting bid)

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THORNTON, JOHN and SAMUEL. A New Chart of the Coast of Orixa and Galconda.

May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Historische Asienkarte d. 18. Jh., 'Asia Secundum legitimas Projectionis St

May 31, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Mühlenbeck near Berlin, Germany

€100 (starting bid)

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Karten - Asien - - Scherer, Heinrich. Asiae pars Australis, Insulae Indicae

June 3, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Karten - Japan - - Bellin, Jacques-Nicolas. Carte de l'empire du Japon, dre

June 3, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€400 (starting bid)

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Karten - Paraguay - - Neue Taffel Der Weitlauffigen Landschaft Paraguaria s

June 3, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Asien - - Schwabe, J.J. Allgemeine Historie der Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lan

June 3, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€500 (starting bid)

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Asien - China - - Cossigny, Joseph-François Charpentier de. Reise nach Chin

June 3, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Fasanenstraße 28, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Map of the East Indies

June 5, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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[Indonesia. Manuscript map]

June 8, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Blome's Asia Map from

June 11, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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1726 Valentijn Map of Taiwan or Formosa

June 11, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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Asiae Nova Descriptio Jodocus Hondius Map

June 16, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Panorama-Landkarte der Insel Miyajima. Blick auf die Isel vom Honshu-Ufer

June 17, 2016, 3:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€280 (starting bid)

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