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Auction 102, Lot 484

"De Molukkische Eilanden, Celebes, Gilolo, enz.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 7.2 inches
24.4 x 18.3 cm

This is a very unusual map of the East Indies from a scarce pirated Dutch edition that was engraved by Anthony d'Winter and first published in 1683. The map covers the famous Spice Islands and includes insets of Banda, Bachian and the Moluccas. Terre des Papous is rendered as an island separate from New Guinea, following an error that began in the 1590s. The map is beautifully engraved and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a compass rose, all highlighted in original color and gold leaf.


Condition: B

Light even toning and some slight foxing in upper right side of map. Some stains, short tear and fold separations in blank margin, closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 3/5/2003