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115Old rare antique nautical print engraving of Palimbotre islandDetailsThevet, Andre1575
Palimbotre
Thevet, Andre
1575
LOC:6
$150.00Thevet--AndrePalimbotreAttractive antique woodblock engraving by Andre Thevet of a perhaps mythical island 'Palimbotre' that he places south of the Ganges River in the Bay of Bengal. About Palimbotre Thevet writes " in this island most of the inhabitants idolize and respect their idols which are made of decorous ebony, where their neighbors of the continent fashion them from marble, stone, sandalwood and other materials" (Conley, Tom. P. 195).<BR> </BR> Thevet, born around 1516, became a Franciscan friar and wrote extensively about his travels in both the old world and new, widely embellishing the stories and images with myth and fiction.
4700Map of southern India and a part of Sri Lanka (Ceilon).DetailsBertius, Petrus1616
Malabar
Bertius, Petrus
1616
LOC:13
$225.00Bertius--PetrusMalabarVery beautiful early antique miniature map of southern India and a part of Sri Lanka (Ceilon or Ceylon) by Bertius. Numerous towns and villages in India are identified. Important locations within India that are noted by Bertius include: Coromandel, Bisnagor, Goa, Negapatam, Cananor, Calicut (Kozhikode), and Mangalor (Mangaluru), <br></br> This lovely copper-plate engraved map is from a Latin edition of Petrus Bertius' <b>Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum</b>. The basis of the "Tabularum" was the atlas Caert Thresoor by Barent Langenes, first published in 1598. <br></br> Petrus Bertius (1565 – 1629) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer and was related to Jodocus Hondius Sr. and Pieter van den Keere by marriage. Bertius studied at the University of Leiden and later traveled in Germany and Russia. In 1620 Bertius emigrated to France and he was appointed as a cosmographer to the court Louis XIII. Latin text on verso. Plate 586.
894Antique hand-colored globe gore of east Asia and Arabian SeaDetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1696
Coronelli's globe gore of the Arabian Sea, India and Maldive Islands
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1696
LOC:9
$480.00Coronelli--VincenzoCoronelli-s-globe-gore-of-the-Arabian-Sea--India-and-Maldive-IslandsUnusual antique hand-colored <b>globe gore</b> by cartographer and Franciscan monk Vincenzo Coronelli (1650 - 1718). Originally produced for <b>Coronelli's 1688 terrestrial globe</b>. This fine engraved gore was included inset with text in his famous island book or "Isolario" published from Venice in 1696 - 1697. <br></br> Ranging from Oman, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi, past the Strait of Hormuz and then trending southeast across Iran, Pakistan and the west coast of India this scarce cartographic curiosity includes the Maldive Islands ("Isole Maldive" ) and west coast of Sri Lanka. Among the many noted towns and villages in India are Mumbai ("Bombaim"), <b>Hyderabad ("Golconda")</b> , and Madurai ("Madura"). <br></br> A globe gore is a 2 dimensional representation on flat paper of a curved segment of the earth's surface. The gores are characterized by their curved top, bottom, and sides. Each gore would have been carefully cut to size and then pasted on a blank globe to produce a finished globe which would have been colored. Typically 12 gores were required to complete the 360 degree circumference of the earth at the latitudes covered by the gore. <br></br> We estimate a globe created with this gore would have had a circumference of about 11 feet. (The gore covers roughtly 30 degrees of longitude or 1/12 of the earths circumference. At the equator, this gore is 11" wide giving us 11" x 12 = 132" circumference or 11 feet.) <br></br> Text on both the recto and verso is Italian. Page 113.
1116Map of the India empire of the Grand Mogol with Persia and Tartary.DetailsAa, Pieter van der1713
Antique map of North India or The Empire of the Grand Mogol
Aa, Pieter van der
1713
LOC:6
$250.00Aa--Pieter-van-derAntique-map-of-North-India-or-The-Empire-of-the-Grand-MogolAttractive antique map by Peter van der Aa of India, the Empire of the Grand Mogol, with the frontiers of Persia and Tartary after the memoires of Nuno de Cunha . Nunho de Cunha, the son of famed Portugese explorer Tristão da Cunha, was the ninth governor of Portuguese possessions in India from 1528 to 1538. <br></br> Extends across northern India with parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Includes the Indian states of Gujarat ("Guzaratte"), Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana as well as numerous tributaries to the Ganges and Indus rivers. Key cites noted on the map include Dehli ("Deli"), Ahmedabad ("Hamedebat"), Kabul ("Cabul"), Lahore, Attock, Parvan, Campion, Pitan and numerous others. The map is printed into a finely-engraved decorative frame and will make a handsome presentation when framed. <br></br> Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a Dutch publisher working in Leiden during the early eighteenth century. He is best known for publishing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. Van de AA's use of stock mock-frame borders is a characteristic for which he is well known. This map shows evidence of two plate marks, one for the mock-frame and the second interior platemark for the smaller map which was printed inside the mock-frame. From "Le nouveau theatre du monde. ou La geographie royale, composée de nouvelles cartes tres-exactes", published from Leiden in 1713.
4854Scare, antique 18th century Dutch chart of Surat, India.DetailsValentijn, Francois1720
Surat, India
Valentijn, Francois
1720
LOC:88
$900.00Valentijn--FrancoisSurat--IndiaScare Dutch chart of the Tapti River and Surat, India. This fine antique chart shows Surat then partially surrounded by a wall and the Casteel Suratta or Surat Castle (built 1546). The author provides numerous depth soundings and great detail on sandbanks in the Tapti River. Such rich detail suggests the source of information on the chart had a significant amount of experience in the area. <br></br> From contemporaneous accounts we know that Suratte was a key trading center. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "At one end of the City of Suratte upon the very banks of the river called Tapty you see a very fair castle with four large towers of free-stone with a broad ditch always full of water…there are here three great factories, to wit: of the French, English and Dutch East India Companies, each of which are distinguished by their banners of their respective nations which are to be seen on the tops of their houses." <br></br> "But when any European ships arrive at this port, the Persians, Indians, Armenians, and Turks, plant their tents or booths in such numbers, as to give it the resemblance of a very handsome fair." (Rennefort, Crull, Dellon. A Voyage to the East Indies… 1698. Google Books. Online) </div> <br></br> From François Valentyn's Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien (Old and New East India), part V : Beschryving van Coromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malakka, Sumatra, Ceylon. François Valentijn (1666-1727) was a missionary who worked at Amboina from during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. With numerous rhumb lines and two compass roses topped with fleur-de-lis. Plate 9.
544Antique Dutch chart of the Laccadive Islands, India and Sri LankaDetailsvan Keulen, Gerard1728
Nova Tabula Terrarum Cucan, Canara, Malabaria, Madura, Coromandelia
van Keulen, Gerard
1728
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$0.00van-Keulen--GerardNova-Tabula-Terrarum-Cucan--Canara--Malabaria--Madura--CoromandeliaSOLD<br></br> Scarce Dutch chart of the Laccadive Islands, southern India, northern Sri Lanka (Ceylon) including the capital of Colombo. Based on the work of Adriaan Reland (Reelant) (1676-1718), a Dutch scholar and cartographer. The chart is decorated with numerous vignettes of sailing vessels and five compass roses. <br></br> Published by Gerard van Keulen in the fifth part of the sea-atlas "Zee-Fakkel" or Sea Torch which was issued by the House of Keulen in various editions from 1678 - 1753. According to C. Koeman this specific chart first appeared in the 1728 edition of the Zee-Fakkel.
4857Antique plan of Goa and the Port of Goa.DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1750
Antique engraved plan of Goa, India
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1750
LOC:13
$325.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-engraved-plan-of-Goa--IndiaFine mid eighteenth-century birds-eye view map (plan) of Goa and the Port of Goa, on the southwest coast of India, under Portugese rule from 1510 to 1961. If you look carefully on the beach you can see two elephants, apparently used for heavy work at the docks and shipyard. A fine legend at right, in an elaborate title cartouche, names twenty-nine locations on the plan. <br></br> A fine view of Goa as it existed in 1607 by the prolific desk-cartographer J.N. Bellin. The plan is from the 1607 voyage of Admiral Paulus van Caerden, with the Dutch East India Company (VOC). From Prevost's 'Collection of Voyages'. <br></br> North is oriented to the bottom. Tome VIII No IX. <br></br> French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the "Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde Petit Atlas Maritime".
4701Antique Dutch map, coasts of Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and India.DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1750
Antique map with Iran, India, and Yemen
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1750
LOC:13
$180.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-map-with-Iran--India--and-YemenAttractive and highly decorative antique map of the Malabar coast of India, the Arabian Sea, and the coasts of Yemen, Iran, and Pakistan. Includes a good depiction of the Maldive Islands and the Laccadive Islands. Numerous noted locations include Surat, Bombay (Mumbai), Rajapor, Goa, Kalikoet (Calicut, now Kozhikode), Madura, and Cape Comorin. <br></br> Graphic title cartouche features a seahorse and a merman, with dragonfly-winged heads above. Legend at botton left contains Dutch translations of many French geographical terms. <br></br> Re-engraved by von Schley after a French map by J.N. Bellin and published in Amsterdam in a Dutch edition of L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Dutch title at bottom reads "Kaart van de Kusten van Persie, Guzaratte en Malabar…"
4702Antique plan of Diu Island, IndiaDetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1750
Antique plan of Diu Island, India
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1750
LOC:13
$155.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-plan-of-Diu-Island--IndiaAntique plan of Diu Island and the Portuguese fortress at Diu, in Gujarat province, India. Includes St. Paul church, a mosque, and several defensive positions. <br></br> Shows the port and fortification of Diu once called the "Gibraltar of the East', with the hospital, the church of St. Paul and St. Jago. The fortification was the site of the Battle of Diu in 1509 between Portugal and a fleet of ships of the Ottoman, Egyptian, Venetian, allies of the Sultan of Gujarat, Mahmud Begada. Diu remained in possession of the Portuguese from 1535 until 1961, when it fell to troops of the Indian Union. <br></br> Re-engraved by von Schley after a French view by J.N. Bellin and published in Amsterdam in a Dutch edition of L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Verso is blank.
1065Scarce chart of "Cayl" ( Kayalpatnam ) on the Gulf of Mannar.Detailsvan Keulen, Johannes1753
Scarce Dutch Chart of Kayalpatnam, India
van Keulen, Johannes
1753
LOC:6
$350.00van-Keulen--JohannesScarce-Dutch-Chart-of-Kayalpatnam--IndiaScarce antique "secret" coastal chart of "Cayl" ( Kayalpatnam ) on the Gulf of Mannar, near the southern end of the Coromandel Coast (Tamil Nadu) that had long been prosperous from maritime trade and pearl fishing. The area was conquered by the Portuguese in 1548, and taken over by the VOC in 1658. Prior to that time Kayal is referred to in Marco Polo's travel diaries dating to 1250 AD. Kayal was an important trading port dating to the 1st century A.D. <br></br> The chart identifies Dutch settlements / churches in the area of <b>Kayalpatnam</b>: Warande Patnam, Ould Cayl, Tolhuys, and Groote Kerk van Pt. Cayl, several topped by the Dutch flag. Insert elevation view facing west of the coast line. The seas feature detailed nautical information, including bathymetric soundings and the locations of sandbars and other navigation hazards. <br></br> From the sixth part of van Keuelen's "<b>de Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel</b>" based on secret charts of the <b>Dutch East India Company</b> (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or <b>VOC</b>). Prior to the mid-18th century these charts were only disseminated in manuscript to safeguard what the VOC considerd to be proprietary trade secrets. The Dutch East India Company was the dominant trade force in Asia for nearly 200 years. <br></br> Bears the attribution at bottom: "In't ligt gebragt door Joannes van Keulen".
1086Old chart of "Tutucoryn" ( Thoothukudi ) on the Gulf of Mannar, IndiaDetailsvan Keulen, Johannes1753
Scarce Dutch Chart of Tuticorin, India
van Keulen, Johannes
1753
LOC:6
$350.00van-Keulen--JohannesScarce-Dutch-Chart-of-Tuticorin--IndiaScarce antique "secret" coastal chart of the port town of "Tutucoryn" ( <b>Tuticorin</b> or Thoothukudi ) on the Gulf of Mannar, near the southern end of the Coromandel Coast (Tamil Nadu) that has long been prosperous from pearl fishing. Tutucoryn was the seat of the Portuguese during the 16th century, and the Dutch occupied the area in the 17th century, when this chart was first drawn. <br></br> The chart identifies just one Dutch settlement- <b>Tutucoryn</b> shown flying the Dutch flag. Smaller bay on the mainland is labeled : "Oude Timmerwerf" - translated: "the old carpenters yard", from the looks of the area probably an area when the VOC ships were careened and repaired. <br></br> The seas feature detailed nautical information, including bathymetric soundings and the locations of sandbars and other navigation hazards including two small islands offshore: Polanis Eyland" and "Hasen Eyland". A large sandbank surrounding the islands carries the warning: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Dese Coraalsteene Rif ley in't midden altyd boven dog is mits de harde Wind nog op't naauwkeurigste niet gemeten. " </div> </br> From the sixth part of van Keuelen's "<b>de Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel</b>" based on secret charts of the <b>Dutch East India Company</b> (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or <b>VOC</b>). Prior to the mid-18th century these charts were only disseminated in manuscript to safeguard what the VOC considerd to be proprietary trade secrets. The Dutch East India Company was the dominant trade force in Asia for nearly 200 years. <br></br> Bears the attribution at bottom: "In't ligt gebragt door Joannes van Keulen".
1173Antique French sea chart of India's Coromandel Coast.DetailsAnville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'1753
Antique Chart of The Coromandel Coast of India
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
1753
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$300.00Anville--Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon-d-Antique-Chart-of-The-Coromandel-Coast-of-IndiaFine large antique French sea chart of India's Coromandel coast, the southeastern coastal region of the Indian Subcontinent, between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal of the Indian Ocean.
1210English sea chart, covering the mouth of the Ganges River.DetailsDalrymple, Alexander1772
Chart of the Northern Part of The Bay of Bengal
Dalrymple, Alexander
1772
LOC:55
$440.00Dalrymple--AlexanderChart-of-the-Northern-Part-of-The-Bay-of-BengalRare English sea chart, covering the mouth of the Ganges River and surrounding areas, by Alexander Dalrymple. Includes the population centers of Kolkata ("Calcutta") and Chittagong ("Islamabad") and the Chittagong Coast. <br></br> List of references at upper right of the chart contains a listing of islands, rivers, and creeks between Sagor and Chittagong. <br></br> Includes very extensive depth extensive soundings in fathoms. Arrows indicate the directions of strongest part of the flood-tide; Roman numbers show the high and low tides. <br></br> Published by Alexander Dalrymple on 15 September, 1772 "According to an Act of Parliament." In his doctoral thesis Cook wrote of Dalrymple that he was: <div class="indenttextblock"> "now generally regarded as the originator of official British hydrography… was cumulatively a private publisher of nautical charts and plans (from 1767), the 'examiner of ships' journals' and chart publisher for the East India Company (from 1779), and Hydrographer to the Admiralty (from 1795)". </div> <br> <div class="indenttextblock">Reference: Cook, Andrew S., <b>Alexander Dalrymple (1737 - 1808) Hydrographer to the East India Company and to the Admiralty; as publisher: A Catalogue of Books and Charts. </b> Vol. 3 .Doctoral Thesis, University of St. Andrews. 1992.</div>
421Antique nautical chart of Indian Ocean and Persian GulfDetailsMalham, John1797
A Correct Chart of the Indian Ocean engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer
Malham, John
1797
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$175.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-Indian-Ocean-engraved-for-Malham-s-Naval-GazetteerScarce chart showing the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. From the first American edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer, published by Spotswood and Nancrede in Boston during September 1796. Vol 2.<BR> </BR> This chart comes from an early nautical gazetteer produced first in England and after 1796 in Boston, Massachusetts. Coverage includes the Persian Gulf, Maldive Islands, Andaman Island, and Nicobar Islands. With three sets of rhumb lines. Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author. Malham died near London in 1807. Archivally matted.<BR> </BR>
3636Rare antique chart of the ports of Goa and Mormugao, India.DetailsAnonymous1844
Rare antique chart of the Port of Goa and Mormugao, India
Anonymous
1844
LOC:88
$0.00AnonymousRare-antique-chart-of-the-Port-of-Goa-and-Mormugao--IndiaSOLD<br></br> Scarce Portugese chart of the Port of Goa, on the southwest coast of India. which was under Portugese rule from 1510 to 1961. By Antonio Lopes da Costa Almeida (1784-1859), barão de Reboredo. Among his many credits Antonio da Costa Almeida was associated with the Academy of Guardas-Marinhas and the Naval Artillery. br></br> The most interesting portion on this lithographed antique chart are the eight charming and naïve elevation views placed at the top of the print. These views include: Vistas das casas das Freiras, Vistas das casas de D. Joanna, and Vista das cruz du Betim. <br></br> Our chart, "Carta Hydrographica do Porto de Goa e Entrada das Barras de Agoada de Mormugao", was printed in 1844 just one year after the Portuguese moved the capital to Panaji from Velha Goa. By the mid-18th century, Portuguese Goa had expanded to most of the present-day state limits. <br></br> Key topographic features on the chart include Panaji, the Mandovi River, Zauri River, Provincia de Salcette, and Provincia de Bardez. Seventeen important locations on the map are identied alphabetically on the chart and are explained in a legend at right. <br></br> Our chart of Goa accompanied the work: "Esclarecimentos Hydrographicos para intelligencia e uso do Plano dos Portos de Goa e Mormogao" in Annaes Maritimos e Colonias. Quinta Serie. No 7, 1844, Lisboa. Lithographed in 1844 by A.C. Lemos, Largo do Quintella no. 1. Lisbon.
833Antique blueback chart of the West coast of India with BombayDetailsJames Imray and Son1868
West Coast of India from Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) to Mumbai (Bombay)
James Imray and Son
1868
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$600.00James-Imray-and-SonWest-Coast-of-India-from--Kanyakumari-(Cape-Comorin)-to-Mumbai-(Bombay)Scarce antique blueback nautical chart of the West coast of India, including Mumbai ( Bombay ) and Goa, trending southward to Kanyakumari ( Cape Comorin ). Cape Comorin is the southern-most point of the Indian subcontinent, surrounded by the Laccadive Sea. This scarce nineteeth-century blueback nautical chart contains detailed inset port plans of Cochin Harbor, Calicut Roads, Bombay Harbor, and the Approach to Bombay. <br></br> During the 1800's there was a trend toward publication of very large small-scale charts with large-scale insets of key passages and harbors. The practice was adopted as much for economics as any other reason. James Imray and Son was one of a handful of British publishers who specialized in these charts which were often backed with canvas or linen cloth or heavy blue paper in order to help them withstand the frequent use and abuse aboard ship, hence the term "blueback chart". <br></br>Due to changing conditions charts could become outdated quickly and it was important for mariners to understand the accuracy of their navigational charts. The British Admiralty and later the U.S. Coast Survey responded by recording the dates of each update on the map, in some cases maintaining a historical record of updates spanning many decades. Private publishers of sea charts like Imray or Laurie fulfilled the same need by providing the date of the last update with an inked overstamp. On this chart we find an example of that practice, an oval-shaped blue ink over-stamp that reads: "Imray and Son 1869". <br></br> Published by James Imray and Son, 89 and 102 Minories. Laid to blue paper for protection with cloth selvage. Original cloth map ties. Yellow label from the Imray firm attached on verso that reads "James Imray and Son, Hydrographers.". James Imray and Son is one of the three firms that over the last two centuries combined to form Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd.
837Antique chart of coastal Thailand, Sumatra, and Andaman and Nicobar I.DetailsJames Imray and Son1872
Bay of Bengal with The Andaman and Nicobar Islands
James Imray and Son
1872
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$0.00James-Imray-and-SonBay-of-Bengal-with-The-Andaman-and-Nicobar-IslandsSOLD<b></b> Antique blueback nautical chart of the Eastern part of the Bay of Bengal. Includes the Myanmar ( Burma ) coast; a portion of the Thailand coast including Phuket; the Northwest coast of Sumatra including Banda Aceh; and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a territory of India. Ten inset charts of: Port Cornwallis, St. Georges Channel, Pulu Milu, Galatea Bay, Port Campbell, the Rangoon River, Amherst Road, Port Blair, Penang, and Nangcovri Harbor. <br></br> Chart includes North Sentinel Island off the West coast of South Andaman Island. That island is home to the Sentinelese people, one of the last paleolithic ( early stone age) tribes, of between 50 and 400 persons. The Sentinelese fiercely resist contact with the outside world and are reported to have survived the 2004 Tsunami by moving to higher ground in advance, almost as though they knew what to expect.. In 2006 the Sentinelese are reported to have fired arrows at two fishermen, kiling them after they were wrecked on the island. <br></br> During the 1800's there was a trend toward publication of very large small-scale charts with large-scale insets of key passages and harbors. The practice was adopted as much for economics as any other reason. James Imray and Son was one of a handful of British publishers who specialized in these charts which were often backed with canvas or linen cloth or heavy blue paper in order to help them withstand the frequent use and abuse aboard ship, hence the term "blueback chart". <br></br> With an oval-shaped blue ink over-stamp that reads: "Imray and Son 1872 London". <br></br> Published by James Imray and Son, 89 Minories and Tower Hill 1870. Laid to blue paper for protection. Yellow label from the Imray firm attached on verso that reads "James Imray and Son, Hydrographers."