Auction 107, Lot 497

"Carte des Isles Voisines des Moluques Ceram, Bouro Amboine, Banda, Neyra &c.", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.7 x 8 inches
29.7 x 20.3 cm

Attractive map of the famous Spice Islands, the source of great wealth to the Dutch who worked so hard at obscuring their true size and location. The map is well detailed showing the important trading ports. Decorative title cartouche, rhumb lines and fleur-de-lis.

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Condition: A

Light stains in margins with faint stain on one fold, still very good.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/9/2004

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