Auction 106, Lot 507

"A Map of the East India Islands, Agreeable to the most approved Maps and Charts", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1770 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.7 x 12.8 inches
37.3 x 32.5 cm

Copper engraved map covering from Thailand to Papua New Guinea. Includes a portion of Formosa and names the city Tay-wan. Good detail with even tiny islands named, e.g. Nila, Bird Isle, etc. Several interesting notations concerning the unexplored regions and the inhabitants. Large pictorial title cartouche with a local house and snakes. An uncommon issue.

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Condition: A

Delicate impression on fine hand laid paper with large watermark. Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $275 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/3/2004

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