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digital antique map of asia by thomas kitchin, 1770"Asia from the best Authorities By Tho.Kitchin Geo." published in The Modern Gazetteer..., about 1770. The original is a copper engraved map with recent hand colouring, measuring 18.5 x 15 cms plus margins. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (500 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0189). Digital image 11.1mb at 500dpi.
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digital antique map of north asia by thomas jefferys, 1772"Asia" by Thomas Jefferys, published in A New Geographical and Historical Grammar, 1772. The original is a copper engraved map with recent hand colouring, measuring 24.5 x 18 cms plus margins. Click here for detail showing part of the map (India) at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0088). Digital image 10.5mb at 400dpi.
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digital download antique map of central asia in 1816"Central Asia " engraved by B.Smith, published by C.Smith in Smith's New General Atlas, London, 1816. The original is a copper engraved map measuring 35.5 x 26.5 cms, with original hand colour. Concentrating on Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, western China, part of Russia and Kazakhstan. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (500 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0040). Digital image size 26.5 mb at 500 dpi.
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digital download antique historical map of asia in 1817"Asia drawn from the latest Astronomical Observations " the original is a copper engraved map (with later hand colouring), measuring 23 x 30 cms, published in Cooke's Geography, 1817. Includes Australia, or 'New Holland' as it is still called on this map. Click here for detail showing part of the map (Peking area) at full resolution area) (500 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. NOTE - The original has two flattened folds which are just visible in the digital version. (Ref sm0076). Digital image size 21 mb at 500 dpi.
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digital download antique historical map of asia in 1846"Asia" the original is a steel engraved map with original hand colouring, published in Chambers Atlas for the People, 1846. Click here for detail showing part of the map (Afghanistan area) at full resolution area) (500 dpi). This is a relatively plain map of the time, showing the political boundaries in hand colour. Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0132). Digital image size 13.1 mb at 500 dpi.
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digital map of asia, Tallis, about 1850"Asia" drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, published by J & F Tallis, about 1850. The original is a steel engraved map with original outline hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (Thailand area) (600 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. NOTE - The original has slight soiling and a centre-fold which is visible in the digital version. (Ref sm0054). Digital image size 36 mb at 600 dpi.
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digital download palestine map by Tallis / Rapkin"Modern Palestine" drawn and engraved by J.Rapkin, published by The London Printing and Publishing Company, about 1853. The original is a decorative steel engraved map with original hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0201). Digital image 18.6mb at 400dpi.
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digital download syria map by Tallis / Rapkin"Syria" drawn and engraved by J.Rapkin, published by The London Printing and Publishing Company, about 1853. The original is a decorative steel engraved map with original hand colouring. The decorative vignettes include Jerusalem view, Arabs and Baggage Camels. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0254). Digital image 18.9mb at 400dpi.
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digital download of arabia map from 1844"Arabia" published in the New Edinburgh General Atlas, 1844. The original is a lithographic map with original hand colouring. Size of the original 33 x 26 cms plus margins. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0259). Digital image 19mb at 400dpi.
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digital download persia map by Tallis"Persia" (Iran) drawn and engraved by J.Rapkin, published by The London Printing and Publishing Company, about 1853. The original is a decorative steel engraved map with original hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (500 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0187). Digital image 20.1mb at 400dpi.
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digital download basra in iraq map"Carte Des Embouchures de l'Euphrate" (Iraq) by Nicholas Bellin, published in Prevost's Histoire des Voyages, about 1757. The original is a copper engraved antiquemap with later hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0268). Digital image 8.7mb at 400dpi.
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digital download afghanistan map by Tallis"Cabool, The Punjab and Beloochistan" (Afghanistan & Pakistan) drawn and engraved by J.Rapkin, published by The London Printing and Publishing Company, about 1853. The original is a decorative steel engraved map with original hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (500 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0174). Digital image 27.3mb at 500dpi.
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digital download tibet and mongolia map by Tallis"Thibet, Mongolia and Mandchouria" (Tibet, Mongolia & Manchuria) drawn and engraved by J.Rapkin, published in Tallis's The Illustrated Atlas ..., about 1853. The original is a decorative steel engraved map with original outline hand colouring, measuring 32.5 x 25 cms including decorative border, plus margins. The decorative vignettes include Palace of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa, Mausoleum at Teshoo Loomboo, Leh Little in Tibet, Great Wall of China and a Mongol Noble. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0253). Digital image 19.6mb at 400dpi.
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digital image download map of china in 1773"A New & Accurate Map of the Empire of China, from the Sieur Robert's Atlas, with Improvements" by J.Gibson, published in Fenning's A New System of Geography ..., 1773. The original is a copper engraved map with recent hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0263). Digital image 15mb at 400dpi.
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digital image download map of china and burma by Tallis / Rapkin"China and Burmah" (Burma, Tallis map) drawn and engraved by J.Rapkin, published by The London Printing and Publishing Company, about 1853. The original is a steel engraved map with original hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0159). Digital image 18.7mb at 400dpi.
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digital map historical antique map of china and japan, 1885"Chinese Empire and Japan" by J. Bartholomew, published in The Popular Atlas of the World, 1885. The original is a colour lithographic map, indicating the various Chinese provinces in mid-Victorian times. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0075). Digital image size 25.5 mb at 400 dpi.
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digital map historical antique map of japan & Korea, Tallis, 1851"Japan & Corea" (Korea) drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, published by J & F Tallis, about 1851. The original is a steel engraved map with original outline hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (Tokyo area) (600 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. NOTE - The original has a centre-fold with slight discolouration which is visible in the digital version. (Ref sm0062). Digital image size 30.5 mb at 600 dpi.
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digital historical map of east indies, 1740East Indies "Nuova Carta delle Isole di Sunda come Borneo Sumatra e Iava Grande ..." by Isaak Tirion, published by Albrizzi in Venice about 1740. The original is a copper engraved antique map with recent hand colouring, measuring 38 x 28 cms plus margins. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (300 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0262). Digital image size 14.3 mb at 300 dpi.
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digital historical map of east indies, 1772"East Indies " by Thomas Jefferys, published in A New Geographical and Historical Grammar ..., 1772. Includes India, and all south east Asia including the East India Islands. The original is a copper engraved antique map with recent hand colouring, measuring 29.5 x 18.5 cms plus margins. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (400 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0113). Digital image size 12.5 mb at 400 dpi.
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digital historical map of east indies, 1820"East India Islands " (East Indies) engraved by E.Jones and published by C.Smith in 1820. The original is a copper engraved antique map with full original hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (Singapore area) (600 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. (Ref sm0042). Digital image size 38 mb at 600 dpi.
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digital map of east indies, Tallis, about 1856"Malay Archipelago" (East Indies) drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, published by The London Printing & Publishing Company, about 1856. The original is a steel engraved map with original outline hand colouring. Click here for detail showing part of the map at full resolution (Singapore area) (600 dpi). Click the small image to the left for a larger low resolution version. NOTE - The original has a centre-fold which is visible in the digital version. (Ref sm0053). Digital image size 35 mb at 600 dpi.
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