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Auction 100, Lot 428

"Carte Particuliere de l'Isle d'Amboine", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Indonesia

Period: 1752 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's L' Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

Attractive map of Ambon, in the Moluccas Islands or better known as the Spice Islands. These islands were of tremendous importance for their spice production of nutmeg, cloves, fine woods, fruits, etc., and were long fought over by European powers. The map is delicately engraved with rhumb lines radiating out from the compass rose and the small fleur-de-lys. Bellin is best known for his high quality French sea charts and his finely engraved world maps for Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages".


Condition: B

Attractive color. Small puncture in top border repaired on verso. Binding trim replaced in margin.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/12/2002