Auction 104, Lot 578

"Carte d'une Partie de l'Ile Timor et de Quelques Iles Voisnes Levee", Freycinet, Louis Claude Desaules de

Subject: Indonesia

Period: 1818 (dated)

Publication: Voyage Autour du Monde…

Color: Black & White

29.7 x 19.5 inches
75.4 x 49.5 cm

Detailed survey chart of the track of the French Corvette Uranie in the years 1817-1820. Shows the ships daily tract through the Straits of Wetar and between the islands of Timor, Alor and Wetar. Centered on Dili and also locates Coupang (Kupang). Large insets: "Esquisse De La Ville de Coupang" and "Carte du Detroit de Bourou" which details the expeditions tract in 1818 through the islands of Ambon, Buru, and northward. A rarely seen chart of an infrequently mapped region.

References: Phillips (A) 4214-2.

Condition: A

A few scattered very light spots and some toning along centerfold, still very good.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 9/10/2003