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1185Coming Soon!DetailsAa, Pieter van der1719
Bay of Manilla, Philippines Islands
Aa, Pieter van der
$700.00Aa--Pieter-van-derBay-of-Manilla--Philippines-IslandsRare Dutch map / chart of the Bay of Manilla, in the Philippine Islands. "De Stadt Manilha" is shown as a cluster of houses and churches. Details provided about depth soundings, and the relative location of rivers, habitations, and churches suggest that this small chart may have had its origin in a working nautical chart. <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). <br></br> Printed on a large sheet measuring 19" W x 15" H.
403Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1752
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
$120.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPhilippinesEarly map of the Philippines Islands by Bellin after Velarde . Dated 1752 in cartouche
441Coming Soon!DetailsDuché de Vancy, Gaspard1797
Vue de Cavite dans la Baie de Manille
Duché de Vancy, Gaspard
$375.00Duché-de-Vancy--GaspardVue-de-Cavite-dans-la-Baie-de-ManilleEngraved view of two boats and passengers with Cavite Philippines in the background as it was seen from Manilla Bay in January 1787.<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 41.<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.27 <BR> </BR>