Auction 103, Lot 494

"Insulae Moluccae Celebes, Gilolo &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1652 (circa)

Publication: L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes

Color: Hand Color

9.9 x 7.5 inches
25.1 x 19.1 cm

Attractive small map of the Spice Islands. It shows most of New Guinea named Terra Dos Papous et Nova Guinea with some harbors noted along the coasts. Locates many islands, most notably Mesol (Mysol), Ceram, Gilolo (Halmahera), Bouro, Amboina, Banda, and Celebes. Includes three small inset charts: Insulae Moluccae, Bachian ol Seque, and Banda. Title in strapwork motif.

References: Phillips (A) #494.

Condition: A

Crisp impression with nice old color. Minor defects in blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $175

Closed on 6/11/2003