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579Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1744
Carte de l'Asie
Homann Heirs
$355.00Homann-HeirsCarte-de-l-AsieDecorative antique map of Asia dated to 1744. Coverage include Egypt, Saudia Arabia, the Persian Gulf, India, China, Borneo, New Guinea, Siberia, and Japan, and the North Pole. Bottom left of this antique map contains a title cartouche with a large lizard, natives, and subtropical fauna. <br></br> Published by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of German cartographer J.B. Homann to carry on the map publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848. <br></br>
402Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1750
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
$180.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasMacaoEarly chart of the port of Macao, China by Bellin ca. 1750.
1475Coming Soon!DetailsHuquier Fils.1760
Antique optical print view of the Port of Pekin ( Beijing ), China
Huquier Fils.
$160.00Huquier-Fils-Antique-optical-print-view-of-the-Port-of-Pekin-(-Beijing-)--ChinaScarce vue d'optique or optical print ca. 1760 of the Port of Pekin or Beijing, China, In the foreground small cover boats are unloaded by a variety of workers dressed in colorful native apparel. <br></br> Attribution at bottom reads "A Paris ches Huquier Fils, Graveur rue St. Jacques, au Grand St. Remy." Jacques Gabriel Huquier (1725 - 1805) was an engraver and printseller located at Rue St. Jacques in Paris, France. Jacques-Gabriel fils was the son of Gabriel Huquier, also a printseller and engraver who worked from the same address. According to Jeffares, Jacques-Gabriel Huquier made a fortuitous marriage in 1758: <div class="indenttextblock">"[J.G. Huquier] married Anne-Louise, the daughter of the engraver Jacques Chéreau. She brought a dowry of 10,000 livres, mostly in stock in the business at rue Saint-Jacques, “au Grand Saint-Rémy”, and for the next three years with Huquier fils and Chéreau collaborated as engravers and printsellers." <a href="" target="_blank">Online source.</a> </div> By 1772 Huquier had abandoned his family and emigrated to England.
940Coming Soon!DetailsBarrow, John1796
Large antique plan of Macau, China
Barrow, John
$1,300.00Barrow--JohnLarge-antique-plan-of-Macau--ChinaSpectacular plan of <b>Macau or Macao</b>, the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Published in George Staunton's "An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China", a work which documented <b>Britain's first official embassy to China</b>, lead by Lord Macartney, in 1792. <br></br> Published on April, 12, 1796 by George Nicol.
440Coming Soon!DetailsDuché de Vancy, Gaspard1797
Vue de Macao en Chine
Duché de Vancy, Gaspard
$450.00Duché-de-Vancy--GaspardVue-de-Macao-en-ChineVery attractive copperplate engraved view of the former Portugese colony of Macau as it existed in 1787. Macau is now a special administrative region of China. <BR> </BR> Drawn by Gaspard Duchè de Vancy, a French artist of the 18th century. From the "Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse" published by Jean-Francois La Perouse. La Perouse led a scientific exporation to the Pacific from 1785, accompanied by Duchè de Vancy, and sent the drawing on which this engraving is based to France in 1788 with the intention of returning home by 1789. Departing Botany Bay, Australia in March 1788 neither La Perouse, his ships the Boussole or Astrolabe, nor his men were ever seen again. Number 40.<BR> </BR> Believe the engraving is an early 20th century re-strike from the original copper plate produced by the French Chalcographie du Louvre. La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced on museum-quality paper from the original plate by a master printer. V. 26.<BR> </BR>
841Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1849
Nautical chart of China Between Taizhou and Wenzhou
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
$475.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeNautical-chart-of-China-Between-Taizhou-and-WenzhouBritish sea chart of the East coast of China, in Zhejiang province, from Taizhou ( "Taichow" ) to Wenzhou ( "Wan-Chew Foo" ), China. Coverage on this old nautical chart includes the Dachen Islands, consisting of 29 islands, rocks, and islets to the east of Taizhou. Also shown East of Wenzhou in the East China Sea is Dongtou, an island district in China composed of 168 islands. <br></br> Published from London by the British Admiralty, originally in 1843. This edition was produced in August 1849. Sold by J.D. Potter 31 Poultry and 11 King Street, Tower Hill.
577Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1882
China Eastern Coast Hieshan Isles to the Yang-Tse-Kiang
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
$1,100.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChina-Eastern-Coast-Hieshan-Isles-to-the-Yang-Tse-KiangRolled British Admiralty sea chart of China's Eastern coast first published October 3, 1849. Coverage includes Shanghai, China, the mouth of the Yangtze River and part of the Poo-Tung (Putuo) Peninsula south to the Chusan (Zhoushan) islands. This edition of the antique nautical chart reflects the latest corrections made in 1882. With an attached extension at left. The chart is comprised of one large lithographed sheet conjoined with two smaller sheets when published. <br></br> Sold by J.D. Potter agent for the Admiralty Charts. 31 Poultry and 11 King Street Tower Hill (London). Number 1199. Price when issued was three shillings.