Auction 103, Lot 487

"Suite de l'Ocean Oriental Contenant les Isles de la Sonde les Costes de Tunquin et de la Chine les Isles du Japon les Philippines Moluques…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: East and Southeast Asia

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.6 x 11.2 inches
29.5 x 28.4 cm

Very handsome sea chart of the region from Korea and Japan through New Guinea. Several coastal towns noted, but little depicted in the interior. Japan is shown in Bellin's distinctive style. Good detail of the islands of Indonesia. The chart is centered around a striking compass rose with radiating rhumb lines and it is further decorated with a delicately engraved title cartouche.

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Condition: A+

Folding as issued. Fine crisp impression and later color. Tiny bit of faint offsetting, still fine.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/11/2003

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