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1042Coming Soon!DetailsMorisot, C.B.1643
Japonese Navigum, Sinese Navigum
Morisot, C.B.
1643
$175.00Morisot--C-B-Japonese-Navigum--Sinese-NavigumSingle sheet of chain laid paper with an engraved illustration of two Asian sailing vessels from an early work on maritime history by Morisot (1592-1661): "Orbis Maritimi siue Rerum in Mari et Littoribus Gestarum Generalis Historia". The vessels are titled: "Japonese Navigum" and " Sinese Navigum". Both vessels are steered via side mounted steering oars.
1186Coming Soon!DetailsAa, Pieter van der1719
Scarce Antique Map of Hokkaido, Japan
Aa, Pieter van der
1719
$600.00Aa--Pieter-van-derScarce-Antique-Map-of-Hokkaido--JapanAntique Dutch map of the island of Eso, today called Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's main islands. Printed on a large sheet measuring 19" W x 15" H. <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. From "Nouvel atlas...contenant les principales cartes géographiques dressées suivant les nouvelles observations de Mr. de l'Académie royale des sciences" published in 1714 from Leiden by Van der Aa. Plate number 27 (in manuscript).
1187Coming Soon!DetailsAa, Pieter van der1719
Scarce Antique Map of Banten in Java Indonesia
Aa, Pieter van der
1719
$300.00Aa--Pieter-van-derScarce-Antique-Map-of-Banten-in-Java-IndonesiaAntique Dutch map of the bay and village of "Bantam" or Banten, Java. Includes a plan of Bantam, and the smaller islands of Pulau Panjang, Groot P. Moby, Poele Don, Cleyn P. Moby, and Hollands kerk-hof. On a much larger sheet of watermarked (with fleur-de-lis), chain laid paper measuring 19" W x 15" H. <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. From "Nouvel atlas...contenant les principales cartes géographiques dressées suivant les nouvelles observations de Mr. de l'Académie royale des sciences" published in 1714 from Leiden by Van der Aa. Plate number 19 (in manuscript).
857Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Navy Hydrographic Office1891
Antique Nautical Chart of Yokohama Bay, Japan
U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office
1891
$225.00U-S--Navy-Hydrographic-OfficeAntique-Nautical-Chart-of-Yokohama-Bay---JapanAntique nautical chart of Yokohama Bay, Japan produced by the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office in 1891. Selected aids-to-navigation are highlighted in yellow including Hommoku Light Ship and two lights at the end of the harbor breakwater. Details ashore include a railroad line running along the shore, a public garden, a fort, the Grand Hotel, an area designated "foreign settlement", the French Hatoba (wharf or quay) , the English Hatoba, and the English Naval Store-house. <br></br> Detailed U.S. harbor charts of Japan, like this example are scarce during this time period less than 50 years after Commodore Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan in the mid 1850's. Contains the circular logo of the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office.
604Coming Soon!DetailsToshihide, Migita1900
Russo-Japanese War Triptych
Toshihide, Migita
1900
$750.00Toshihide--MigitaRusso-Japanese-War-TriptychScarce Japanese nautical woodblock print from the Japanese artist Migita Toshihide (1863 - 1925) who is well known for his woodblock prints depicting both the Russo-Japanese war and the later Sino-Japanese war. This print (ca. 1900 ) depicts Japanese sailors on the deck of a sinking vessel struggling with a small boat as they are illuminated by a spotlight. Strong, stylized depiction of breaking waves. Rising sun in the background. <br></br> Matted and framed with a simple 1/2" molding for an overall size of approximately 33" W x 19" H.