Antique Maps of Asia - Near East
Holy Land, Arabia, Turkish Empire, Persia, Syria

A New Map of Arabia.

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LAURIE, Richard Holmes & WHITTLE, James.

Origin: London, 1794.

A detailed map of the Arabian Peninsular.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning, some ink smudging to the left margin, just affecting printed area at top corner, tear at the centrefold in the lower part of the map (just into plate), light offsetting of print, some paper creasing to the margins, otherwise good.

Size: 465 x 595mm (18¼ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 12966

Price: £260

Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

Twenty-two finely engraved vignettes depicting the life of Abraham - from his departure from Ur - until his death surround this highly decorative map of his wanderings in the Holy Land, from the Parergon. Van den Broecke notes that this edition has the background hatching running from upper left to lower right and therefore the second plate.

Condition: Uncoloured; light overall age-toning, minor marginal spotting, short split to centrefold at lower margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 360 x 465mm (14¼ x 18¼ inches).

Reference: 12618

Price: £2100

Abrahami Patriarchae Peregrinatio et Vita.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1624, Latin text edition.

Twenty-two finely engraved vignettes depicting the life of Abraham - from his departure from Ur - until his death surround this highly decorative map of his wanderings in the Holy Land, from the Parergon. Van den Broecke notes that this edition has the background hatching running from upper left to lower right and therefore the second plate.

Condition: Finely coloured; very light age-toning and minor spotting to the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 360 x 465mm (14¼ x 18¼ inches).

Reference: 12892

Price: £2100

Ancient Palestine.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

A decorative map of the area with vignettes of Nazareth, Syrian sheep, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and ancient cedar trees of Lebanon. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7474

Price: £48

Antiquæ Jerusalem Vera Icnographia...

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ARIAS MONTANUS, Benedictus.

Origin: Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, 1572-.

This imaginary view of ancient Jerusalem was originally published in 1572 by Christopher Plantin in 'Nehemias, sive, de antiquae Ierusalem sitv', in 'Biblia polyglotta'. The map is engraved by Pieter van der Heyden and was possibly drawn after Laicstain's original. 'Arias Montanus (1527-1598) the Spanish orientalist whose polyglot edition of the Bible caused him to be denounced by the Inquisition, but he was later acquitted.

Condition: Uncoloured; overall age-toning, light staining and spotting, signs of old folds, otherwise a good example.

Size: 285 x 240mm (11¼ x 9½ inches).

Reference: 15448

Price: £120

Arabia Agreable to Modern History.

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MOLL, Herman.

Origin: London, 1715.

A map of the Arabian Peninsular, probably published by Thomas and John Bowles in their 'Atlas Minor'.

Condition: Uncoloured generally, but with very light signs of colour; signs of old vertical folds from book, old mounting tape staining to edges of top margin, otherwise a good example.

Size: 200 x 260mm (7¾ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 12412

Price: £210

Arabia.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With fine steel engraved vignettes including: a view of Mount Sinai, Arabs and a camel. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; cut close at bottom margin just outside the publishers imprint, other very minor marginal spotting but otherwise a fine example.

Size: 260 x 330mm (10¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 7477

Price: £135

Asia Minor.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

A map of Turkey, ahowing Cyprus, with engraved vignettes including a prospect of Rhodes and Mount Olympus. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall good to fine condition.

Size: 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13 inches).

Reference: 6859

Price: £45

Canaan.

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MORDEN, Robert.

Origin: London, 1700.

A map of the Holy Land, from Syria to the Dead Sea. Includes the 12 Tribes, towns, mountains, rivers, lakes.

Condition: Uncoloured; light overall age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 140 x 130mm (5½ x 5 inches).

Reference: 15454

Price: £65

Descriptio et situs Terræ Sanctæ alio nimine Palestina...…

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JODE, Gerard de.

Origin: Antwerp, 1593.

A map of the Holy Land also called Palestine, shows the coastline from Tyrus to Gaza. Oriented to the east. The map has many illustrations depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament. This map does not appear in the first edition.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 335 x 510mm (13¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12748

Price: £4800

Deserta Aegypti, Thebaidis Arabiæ, Syriæ etc.

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SEUTTER, Mattaeus.

Origin: Augsburg, 1741.

A map showing the countries of the Eastern Mediterraniean: Turkey, Syria, Palestine and Egypt, with the places inhabited by the Anachorets. Published in Setter's 'Atlas Novus'. The map is a reduced version of the Etienne Michalet's map of 1697.

Condition: Original colour; some light spotting and minor staining to margins and some on the map, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 505 x 585mm (20 x 23 inches).

Reference: 12881

Price: £480

Destrvccio Iherosolime.

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SCHEDEL, Hartmann.

Origin: Nürnberg, Anton Koberger, 1593.

An imaginary birds-eye view of the destruction of Jerusalem showing the temple ablaze. With German text.

Condition: Original coloured woodcut; light water-staining affecting colour (mainly on the verso), light toning and minor show through of text from verso, otherwise overall a good example.

Size: 255 x 530mm (10 x 20¾ inches).

Reference: 12722

Price: £1350

Geographiae, Sacrae, Tabula in qua Terra Promissa.

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1680.

A finely engraved map of the Holy Land with decorative title cartouche, engraved by Antony de Winter..

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper and minor spotting to margins, overall a good example.

Size: 200 x 255mm (7¾ x 10 inches).

Reference: 13003

Price: £160

Geographische Beschryvinge des Iootschen Landts Doorwandelt van Onsen Salichmaker den Heere Jesu Christo.

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Anon.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1700.

A decorative map of the Holy Land with eight vignettes of Biblical scenes. Probably published in a Bible by the Visscher family.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight age-toning at centrefold, signs of old vertical folds, light toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 345 x 500mm (13½ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 15449

Price: £120

Hierosolyma Urbs Sancta Iudeae,...…

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1575-. Latin text edition.

From part II of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans. A splendid view of contemporary 16th Century Jerusalem. A numbered key bottom right indicates the important buildings and landmarks within walled defences. Apart from the array of former Christian churches there are Turkish mosques as well as Biblical sites and ruins. The temple of Solomon dominates the centre of the view, with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher behind. In the foreground there are several turbaned Turkish figures. The quotation from Ezekiel at the top of the page in Latin reads: 'This is Jerusalem. I have set her in the midst of nations and the lands around her'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning and minor soiling mostly confined to the margins, short tears either side of centrefold in the lower margin, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 335 x 480mm (13¼ x 19 inches).

Reference: 12613

Price: £980

Hierosolyma Urbs Sancta Iudeae,...…

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1583-. French text edition.

From part II of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans. A splendid view of contemporary 16th Century Jerusalem. A numbered key bottom right indicates the important buildings and landmarks within walled defences. Apart from the array of former Christian churches there are Turkish mosques as well as Biblical sites and ruins. The Temple of Solomon dominates the centre of the view, with the Church of the Holy Sepulcher behind. In the foreground there are several turbaned Turkish figures. The quotation from Ezekiel at the top of the page in Latin reads: 'This is Jerusalem. I have set her in the midst of nations and the lands around her'.

Condition: Uncoloured; some light soiling and staining mainly to the margins, overall a very good example.

Size: 335 x 480mm (13¼ x 19 inches).

Reference: 12744

Price: £920

Hierosolyma, Clarissima totius Orientis ciuitas, Iudaee Metropolis...

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BRAUN, George & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1572-.

From the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates orbis terrarum'. Two plans of Jerusalem on one sheet, one an imaginary description of the ancient city of Jerusalem at the time of Christ, and the other a topographical description of the modern city. Moses receiving the tablets of the Law appears in a small inset at bottom right.

Condition: Original colour; minor marginal spotting, otherwise good condition.

Size: 342 x 487mm (13½ x 19¼ inches).

Reference: 12721

Price: £580

Hierusalem.

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DU PERAC, Etienne.

Origin: Rome, c.1565.

Etienne (Stefano) Du Pérac was a highly respected, talented and original draughtsmen of the mid 16th century. According to David Woodward "The History of the European Renaissance" part 1 - Pope Pius IV commisioned Du Pérac to prepare the cartoons for thirteen modern maps of Europe, which were to be painted on the east wing in the Terza Loggia at the Vatican, the third story of the Renaissance addition to the papal residence. Du Pérac arranged the maps according to the order of Ptolemy, but based their cartographic content on Gerard Mercator's map of Europe (1554). The map of Naples engraved by Etienne Du Pérac in Rome was the first real topographical account of the city. This map of Jerusalem is the first printed accurate panoramic prospect of the city, pre-dated only by the cruder and smaller impression done by Sebastian Munster. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Du Pérac actually drew up the plans himself, his plans of Rome and Naples, like this prospect of Jerusalem were all done on two copper plates. This particular plan was probably included in 'Lafreri' type atlases of the period. RARE.

Condition: Uncoloured; some minor expert restoration, cut to printed surface with added margins in the 'Lafreri' style, oeverall a very good example.

Size: 310 x 650mm (12¼ x 25½ inches).

Reference: 12731

Price: £5600

IERUSALEM, et suburbia eius, sicut tempore Christi floruit,...…

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1588-90. German text edition.

From volume IV of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans. A splendid two sheet imaginary plan of Jerusalem and suburbs at the time of Jesus Christ. After Adrichom, but enlarged and oriented to the north. German text on verso.

Condition: Uncoloured; overall light age-toning and soiling, short tears and nicks to the edges of the sheets, one or two rust marks and marginal staining, repaired centrefold and light printers creasing, otherwise a fair to good example and a dark impression.

Size: 735 x 480mm (29 x 19 inches).

Reference: 12656

Price: £1550

Ierusalem...

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SEUTTER, Matthaeus.

Origin: Augsburg, c.1745.

A fine imaginary double page plan of the City of ancient Jerusalem at the time of Jesus Christ drawn after Adrichom and engraved by Conrad Lotter. With numbered key to various sites at the bottom of the sheet.

Condition: Fine original body colour; short centrefold splits (repaired), light soiling to the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 575 x 495mm (22¾ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 10236

Price: £780

Ierusalem...

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SEUTTER, Matthaeus.

Origin: Augsburg, c.1745.

A fine imaginary double page plan of the City of Ancient Jerusalem at the time of Jesus Christ drawn after Adrichom. With numbered key to various sites at the bottom of the sheet.

Condition: Fine original body colour; superb condition.

Size: 575 x 495mm (22¾ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 11647

Price: £890

Iherusalem Turcis Cusemareich - Nazareth - Ramma.

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JANSSON, Joannes.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1657.

Three views on one sheet. The larger view is of modern Jerusalem seen from the east, below two smaller views...that of Nazareth and Ramleh. Published in the 'Illustriorum Hispaniae urbium tabulae'.

Condition: Uncoloured; a fine dark impression, light age-toning as is often the case with maps by Jansson, minor marginal spotting, short centrefold split, otherwise very good condition.

Size: 355 x 470mm (14 x 18½ inches).

Reference: 12621

Price: £850

Jerusalem die heilige viereckete Stadt, in grund gelegt und eigentlich adgemalet.

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BÜNTING, Heinrich.

Origin: Magdeburg, 1581.

An imaginary plan of the Holy City of Jerusalem seen from the east.

Condition: Uncoloured; woodcut. Slight age-toning and minor show through of text from verso, cut close at sides with only very slight loss of printed line border on the left, otherwise a good example of a map that generally has problems.

Size: 280 x 360mm (11 x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 7596

Price: £240

Jerusalem.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

An engraved view of Jerusalem from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured; light soiling to margins, otherwise fine.

Size: 145 x 100mm (5¾ x 4 inches).

Reference: 9083

Price: £110

Jerusalem.

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MEISNER, Daniel.

Origin: Frankfurt, 1623-.

A miniature view of the city of Jersualem. With a text in two languages underneath the picture. The poet Daniel Meisner from Komotau worked in Frankfurt 1623, initially producing in parts this work "Thesaurus Philo-Politicus", each one containing about fifty plans and printed by Eberhard Kieser.

Condition: Uncoloured; light sioling to the margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 95 x 145mm (3¾ x 5¾ inches).

Reference: 15455

Price: £120

L'Antichissima Citta Di Gierusalemme come era nei tempo sin.s.gisv Christo con le sve dechiaratione.

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FLORIMI, Matteo.

Origin: Siena, c.1590.

A rare plan of Jersusalem, similar in style to that of Adrichom. Probably separately published as a broadsheet, or possibly published in a composite atlas, with maps from the 'Lafreri' school. According to the Tooley 'Dictionary of Mapmakers', Matteo Florimi flourished as a publisher in Siena between c.1570-1612. RARE.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling and spotting, edges of paper untrimmed, suggesting a separate publication, signs of old folds, overall a good example.

Size: 375 x 510mm (14¾ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12878

Price: £3200

L'Empire des Turcs, en Europe, en Asie, et en Afrique.

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DU VAL, Pierre.

Origin: Paris, 1677

An uncommon map of the Turkish Empire, with inset of North Africa (Algeria). The map covers the area from Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Middle East around to North Africa. Decorative title cartouche top right. The map has a few issues, but is priced accordingly, would be in perfect condition around £300.

Condition: Signs of old colour; some red underlining, other old colour and staining, edges of paper chipped and missing small sections, away from printed surface and would be covered in framing, other small defects, but presentable and priced accordingly.

Size: 385 x 545mm (15¼ x 21½ inches).

Reference: 15515

Price: £90

Modern Palestine.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With various vignette scenes; including views of Jaffa and Nazareth, also natives of Mount Lebanon and a gazelle and pelicans. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal soiling otherwise a fine example.

Size: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7459

Price: £45

Palaestina quae et Terra Sancta vel Terra Promissionis...

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QUAD, Matthias.

Origin: Cologne, 1600.

A finely engraved map of the Holy Land showing the route of the Israelites out of Egypt. Text on verso in Latin. Matthaus Quad was a German cartographer based in Cologne, which, at the time was the centre for German cartography. This map is from his Fascilus Geographicus. It was printed by Johannes Bussemacher.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning to the edges of the paper, two light brown spots in upper margin, overall a fine example.

Size: 195 x 280mm (7¾ x 11 inches).

Reference: 13315

Price: £280

Palaestinae sive Totius Terrae Promissionis.

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KAERIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1600.

A small map of the Holy Land on both sides of the River Jordan, the shoreline shown from the Nile Delta to Berytus, also showing the Exodus. Similar in style to the Abraham Ortelius map of the area by Tilemannus Stella.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 155 x 200mm (6 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 15458

Price: £120

Palaestinae sive totius Terræ Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sigensi.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp 1579-92. Latin text edition.

The second plate used by Ortelius, with the date 1579 within the title cartouche and five ships and one sea monster. This is basically a new description of Palestine or the whole Promised Land. The coastline runs from the Nile Delta to 'Berytus' (Beirut)

Condition: Fine hand colouring; light age-toning, minor marginal soiling and spotting, overall fine condition.

Size: 340 x 460mm (13½ x 18 inches).

Reference: 12615

Price: £720

Palaestinae sive totius Terræ Promissionis Nova Descriptio Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sigensi.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp 1572.

The first plate used by Ortelius, no date within the title cartouche and five ships and three sea monsters. This is basically a new description of Palestine or the whole Promised Land. The coastline runs from the Nile Delta to Beirut (Berytus).

Condition: Superb original colouring; light marginal soiling, otherwise overall fine condition.

Size: 350 x 473mm (13¾ x 18½ inches).

Reference: 12743

Price: £1150

Palestina, sive Terræ Sanctæ descriptio.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1677.

One of the most decorative maps of the Holy Land available. East oriented to the top of the sheet and divided into the Tribes on both sides of the Jordan. Along the top and bottom, 18 vignettes showing the Exodus, bottom left of the map itself, a miniature inset view of Jerusalem. From Horn, Georg, 'Accuritissima orbis antiqui delineatio'.

Condition: Original colour; minor spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 435 x 565mm (17¼ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12718

Price: £1950

Persia.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With engraved vignettes including; Persian and Kurdish costume. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7479

Price: £56

Persici sive Sophorum Regni typus.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1570, Latin text edition.

A fine map of Persia after Gastaldi's map of Asia Minor 1564. An interesting note in the text on verso reads (this is taken from the translation of the English text edition of 1606) - In the year of Christ 1369. There was a certaine pety king amongst the Persians, named 'Sophi', who held the city 'Ardenelim' in his possession. This man bragged that he was descended lineally by his ancestors from 'Musa Cazino', nephew of 'Ali Muhamed'. He, the chalise of Babylon being dead, & the contrary faction maintained by the Turks, suppressed by the Tartars, began more boldly and freely to broach his opinions of religion: and because 'Hocemus', the sonne of Aly. From whom he draweth his pedigree, had twelve sonnes, minding to set some marke or badge upon his sects and disciples, whereby they might be distinguished and known from others, he ordained that they would follow him, and be of his religion, should weare a tire under the vaile, which all the Turks do wind about their heads (they call it 'Tulibant') should be of purple colour, and should hang out the middle of the 'Tulibant' twelve hand breadth. (sic).

Condition: Coloured; minor paper fault to centrefold at lower margin, light age-toning and soiling to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 350 x 495mm (13¾ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 10888

Price: £450

Primae Partis Asiae...…

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JODE, Gerard de.

Origin: Antwerp, 1593.

From the 'Speculum Orbis Terrarum'. A fine map of the Middle East from Turkey across to Persia and then down to Egypt.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 300 x 510mm (11¾ x 20 inches).

Reference: 12742

Price: £2800

Quarta Asiae Tabula.

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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius - WALDSEEMÜLLER, Martin.

Origin: Strassburg, Johannes Schott 1513.

Shows the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East from Cyprus to Babylonia.

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; very light age-toning and minor soiling to the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 390 x 540mm (15¼ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 12729

Price: £4200

Sorie, et Diarbeck divisés en leurs Parties.

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1680.

A map of the Middle East covering; Syria, Palestine, Cyprus and Persia.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning and minor soiling to margins, overall a good example.

Size: 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 13002

Price: £110

Syria.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

With various vignette scenes; including a fine view of Jerusalem and a camel train. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 340 x 250mm (13½ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7445

Price: £35

Tabula Asiae IIII.

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MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Origin: Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1540.

Shows the whole of the Middle East from the southern shores of Turkey and showing Cyprus across to the Persian Gulf and the Nile delta.

Condition: Woodcut; light age-toning to the centrefold, slight show through of text from verso, minor water stain to lower corners, overall a good example.

Size: 265 x 345mm (10½ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 6884

Price: £210

Tabula Asiae IIII.

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RUSCELLI, Girolamo.

Origin: Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1561, Latin text edition.

Originally published by Giacomo Gastaldi this map showing Cyprus, the Holy Land, Syria and neighbouring regions, based upon the work of Claudius Ptolemy.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor worming in centrefold and lower margin, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 15456

Price: £210

Tabula Asiae VI.

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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius.

Origin: Venice, Girolamo Porro,1596.

A miniature Ptolemaic map of Arabia. Published in the 'Geographiae Universae Tum Veteris Tum Novae Absolutissimum Opus Duobus Voluminibus Distinctum' in 1596 with later reprints and editions thereafter. This example has Latin text to the verso. Edited by Giovanni Antonio Magini of Padua.

Condition: Coloured; right hand margin has been expertly extended with old paper, lower margin restored, both faults appear to have happened in the binding, otherwise a fair example.

Size: 130 x 170mm (5 x 6¾ inches).

Reference: 12477

Price: £130

Tabula Terre Sanctae.

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PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius.

Origin: Lyon, Melchior & Gaspar Trechsel, 1535.

Edited by Michael Villanovanus, better known as Servetus. Copies of the book along with his second edition of 1541 are believed to have been destroyed on Calvin's orders at the time of Servetus's execution for heresy 1553. 'One piece of evidence used against Servetus was the passage on the back of the map, where it explains that 'Palestine' was not such a fertile land as was generally believed, since modern travellers reported it barren'. A slightly reduced version of Martin Waldseemüller's map of 1513. The 'modern' map of the Holy Land with east oriented to the top of the sheet. The Latin text on the verso is enclosed between two decorative columns - said to be the work of Albrecht Dürer.

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; some spotting to the upper margin, just affecting printed area, minor show through of text from verso, otherwise a good example.

Size: 290 x 415mm (11½ x 16¼ inches).

Reference: 12730

Price: £1650

Terra Sancta quae in Sacris Terra Promissionis olim Palestine.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1635-40, Latin text edition.

Highly decorative map of the Holy Land, with north to the right. The large coloured title cartouche has Moses and Aaron on either side. The plate was engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jnr but never issued by him. When he died in 1629, Blaeu bought it, added his own name, and published it the following year.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning and marginal staining, other minor spotting to margins. Short split to centrefold in lower margin, repaired, overall a very good example.

Size: 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 12616

Price: £590

Terra Sancta.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius & Johannis CLOPPENBURG, 1632.

A map of the Holy Land, orientated east at the top of the page. From the rare Cloppenburg edition - a larger format edition of Mercator's pocket atlas. With a page of relevant text in Latin. This edition not listed in LAOR, 'Maps of the Holy Land'.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight age-toning of paper, minor staining and minor defects to margins, small amount of contemporary ink manuscripting in the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, otherwise very good.

Size: 190 x 255mm (7½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 7775

Price: £190

Terra Sancta.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

A fine map of the Holy Land drawn by Petrus Laicksteen a Dutch astronomer who gathered topographical information during his stay in 1556 and used originally by Christian Schrot in 1570. Orientated to the east, shows the coast from Beirut to Gaza.

Condition: Finely hand coloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, minor marginal spotting, otherwise overall a fine example.

Size: 365 x 500mm (14¼ x 19¾ inches).

Reference: 11860

Price: £690

Terrae Sanctæ, quæ Promissionis terra, est Syriæ pars ea, quæ Palæstina uocatur, descriptio, per Tylmannu Stellam.

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JODE, Gerard de.

Origin: Antwerp, 1593.

A fine map of the Holy Land, Land of Promise or Palestine, drawn after Tilemannus Stella. Oriented to the west. Shows the coastline between Tirus and Beerseba. The Dead Sea is shown as a crescent shape and the illustrations bottom right shows a fine view of modern Jerusalem, the Chapel of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Holy Sepulchre after Fernando Bertelli. Published in De Jode's 'Speculum orbis terræ'. 2nd edition, printed from the same plate as the 1578 edition.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning, minor staining to lower centrefold, otherwise a good example.

Size: 306 x 510mm (12 x 20 inches).

Reference: 12749

Price: £4200

The Forty Years Travels of the Children of Israel, out of Egypt through the Red Sea, and the Wildernesse in to Canaan, or the Land of Promise.

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BLOME, Richard.

Origin: London, 1687.

A map of Palestine with west at the top of the sheet. Taken from an English, 17th century bible. Showing the land between the Nile Delta and Syria, marking points of biblical reference. Engraved by Richard Palmer.

Condition: Uncoloured; some spotting to map in the area of the Red Sea and right margin, other light marginal spotting, otherwies a good example.

Size: 270 x 460mm (10¾ x 18 inches).

Reference: 3589

Price: £180

The Kingdom of Persia with the Cheef Citties and Habites described.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1627-76.

Engraved by Abraham Goos for Speed's Prospect of the World, this map has four bird's-eye views of cities and eight costume vignettes. On the verso is a two-page English text "The Description of the Kingdom of Persia".

Condition: Uncoloured; very slight thinning of centrefold area when held up to the light, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 395 x 515mm (15½ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 7345

Price: £780

The Turkish Empire.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, George Humble, 1626-.

Engraved by Abraham Goos for Speed's Prospect of the World, this map shows Greece, Cyprus, Arabia and Turkey. There are eight bird's-eye views of cities (including Constantinople, Famagusta and Jerusalem) and ten costume vignettes. On the verso is a two-page English text "The Description of the Turkish Empire".

Condition: Coloured; some expert restoration to right hand margin, with paper loss and minor print loss, now re-instated, short repaired tear at the bottom edge, expertly repaired, overall a fair example and priced accordingly.

Size: 395 x 515mm (15½ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 12904

Price: £1550

Turcia Turcicive Imperii seu Solij mannorum regni pleraque pars, nunc recens summa fide ac in dustria elucumbrata.

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JODE, Gerard de.

Origin: Antwerp, 1593.

From the 'Speculum Orbis Terrarum'. A map of the Turkish Empire engraved by Joannes Doetecum. Superbly engraved with sailing ships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Condition: Fine dark impression; very light age-toning, short split to lower part of centrefold in the margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 383 x 510mm (15 x 20 inches).

Reference: 12746

Price: £3500

Turkey in Asia.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

Much of the Turkish Empire, with fine steel engraved vignettes including; a prospect of Jerusalem and an ostrich. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 260 x 325mm (10¼ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 7476

Price: £26

Typus Chorographicus, Celebrium locorum in Regno Judae et Israhel. arte factus à Tilemanno Stella Sigenensi.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp 1602.

A map of Terra Sancta after Tileman Stella, published in the "Parergon", Ortelius's atlas of the ancient world. No text on the verso indicating the 1590 or 1591 edition.

Condition: Original colour; light overall age-toning and some marginal spotting and soiling, other small nicks to the edges of the paper, otherwise a good example.

Size: 355 x 460mm (14 x 18 inches).

Reference: 12884

Price: £680

XXXIII. Descittione Dell'Imperio Turchesco.

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MAGINI, Giovanni.

Origin: [Venice, 1598-].

A small map of the Turkish Empire set in a page of text, it is often given as the work of Giovanni Magini, others say Girolamo Porro. It follows loosely the outline of the Mercator or Ortelius representations.

Condition: Coloured; light brown stain in the left margin, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 135 x 175mm (5¼ x 7 inches).

Reference: 15459

Price: £120

[No Title]. Quarta tabula continet Iudeam proprie dictam...…

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ZIEGLER, Bolognino.

Origin: [Strassburg, Petrus Opilius, 1532].

Jacob Ziegler (1471-1549) was born in Landau, Bavaria. His book 'Quae intus continentur' contained 8 woodcut maps, 1 of Scandinavia and the north Atlantic (the first to show Finland) and 7 maps of the Holy Land. Shows southern Palestine, the shoreline running from 'Iopa' as far as 'Rhinocorvra'. The Dead Sea is shown as a most elongated and slightly crescent shaped lake.

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; two sheets joined, as per book, light soiling and minor staining, otherwise a good example.

Size: 235 x 348mm (9¼ x 13¾ inches).

Reference: 15447

Price: £380

[No Title]. Secunda tabula continent Partem Phoeniciae...

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ZIEGLER, Bolognino.

Origin: [Strassburg, Petrus Opilius, 1532].

Jacob Ziegler (1471-1549) was born in Landau, Bavaria. His book 'Quae intus continentur' contained 8 woodcut maps, 1 of Scandinavia and the north Atlantic (the first to show Finland) and 7 maps of the Holy Land. This map shows the northern part of Palestine, part of Syria and Iturea. The shoreline shows Dora in the south to Sidon in the north.

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; two sheets joined, as per book, light soiling and minor staining, otherwise a good example.

Size: 230 x 355mm (9 x 14 inches).

Reference: 15445

Price: £380

[No Title]. Septima tabula continet Tribum Iuda rursus, Idumaeam, Philistim, Extra Iordanem, Gentem Moab, Partem Aegypti, Arabiam petraeam...…

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ZIEGLER, Bolognino.

Origin: [Strassburg, Petrus Opilius, 1532].

Jacob Ziegler (1471-1549) was born in Landau, Bavaria. His book 'Quae intus continentur' contained 8 woodcut maps, 1 of Scandinavia and the north Atlantic (the first to show Finland) and 7 maps of the Holy Land. This map shows the southern part of Palestine and the northern part of Egypt, the shoreline is from Dineptimi across the Nile Delta to Aschelon. The passage of the Jews is shown through the Red Sea along with Mount Sinai and the Gulf of Eilat.

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; two sheets joined, as per book, light soiling and minor staining, otherwise a good example.

Size: 232 x 345mm (9¼ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 15444

Price: £380

[No Title]. Sexta Tabula Continet Marmaricam & Aegyptum.

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ZIEGLER, Bolognino.

Origin: [Strassburg, Petrus Opilius, 1532].

Jacob Ziegler (1471-1549) was born in Landau, Bavaria. His book 'Quae intus continentur' contained 8 woodcut maps, 1 of Scandinavia and the north Atlantic (the first to show Finland) and 7 maps of the Holy Land. This map shows the North African coast as far as Bochiris - Marmarica to Rhinoco, the Nile Delta and part of the Red Sea.

Condition: Uncoloured woodcut; two sheets joined, as per book, light soiling and minor staining, otherwise a good example.

Size: 230 x 355mm (9 x 14 inches).

Reference: 15446

Price: £240