Included are maps that cover large portions of Asia that do not specifically belong in any other section.
Abraham Ortelius, 1612, Asiae Nova Descriptio. Beautifully hand colored and measures about 14 1/2 by 19 1/4 inches. This is an exquisite map of Asia that shows the continent in an unusual shape. It is one of the earliest renderings of this area. As a result, there are many regions that were drawn inaccurately. For example, the Himalayan mountain range is missing and the size of New Guinea is greatly exaggerated. There is a wonderful title cartouche bordered by bold strap-work located in the bottom left-hand corner. Rivers, lakes, oceans, important towns, cities and landforms are finely detailed. There were only 5,625 printed and today less than 350 remain. This is a very handsome map that will be exquisite when framed. $4,500
Abraham Ortelius, 1580, Tartariae. Original old color and measuring about 14 by 18 3/4 inches. This very decorative map depicts Siberia, Northern China, Japan, the north eastern part of North America, and shows California as a peninsula. $1,800
Homann Heirs, 1744, Asia. Colored, about 18 1/4 by 20 3/4 inches. A handsome map of Asia with a very elaborate title cartouche and scale. It identifies countries, cities, towns, bodies of water and landforms. An attractive map in excellent condition. $650
(The map has no pinkish hue at all. The map is fully colored with a uniformly slightly off-white sea, crisp, clear and clean)
Prussian Academy, 1750, Asia. Original color, about 13 by 15 inches. An attractive, nicely drawn map of Asia with an elaborate title cartouche and scale. It identifies countries, cities, towns, bodies of water and landforms. Slight loss of paper at centerfold. $495
(The map is fully colored with a uniformly slightly off-white sea, crisp, clear and clean)
Samuel Augustus Mitchell, 1860, A map of Asia showing its Gt Political Divisions and also the various Routes of Travel between London and India, China & Japan &c. Colored, about 10 1/2 by 13 1/4 inches. A bright, handsome map with a decorative "flower" border. later editions have a slightly different decorative border. Identifies the different countries/political regions. Shows the major routes to the east, cities, and landforms. $85
A. J. Johnson, c.1864, Asia. This map was originally published in two sizes (1) about 11 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches, and (2) about 17 by 23 inches. Both are very similar otherwise. Both fully colored, showing countries, cities and towns. Also includes a decorative border. Different editions have a slightly different decorative border. $85
(The scan distorts the colors.
The map has no blue sheen at all. The
map "sea area" color is uniformly slightly off-white, crisp, clear and
Matthew Northrup, c.1897, Asia. Fully colored, about 10 1/2 by 15 inches. A very fine "modern" looking map with a "piano key" border. A detailed map showing countries, cities and towns as they were known in the late 1800s. A map known for its attention to detail and accuracy. A map of choice for many collectors. Very detailed. $25
(The map bright clear and crisp. The brown line at center of the picture is created from joining two scans)