Auction 112, Lot 670

"Malay Archipelago or East India Islands", Tallis, John

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: The Illustrated Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10.5 inches
34.3 x 26.7 cm

A handsome and decorative steel engraved map covering all of the Indonesian Archipelago. Features three engraved vignettes; Victoria Mount, New Guinea with a large indigenous sailing craft in foreground, Natives of New Guinea and the Bee Bear. The map extends to include Siam and Cochin China, Cambodia, Singapore, Formosa and northern Australia. Surrounded by a delicately engraved decorative border.

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Condition: B

Original outline color with vignettes and borders uncolored, as issued. Borders with a little even toning, an extra crease along centerfold and one light stain area at bottom of map near bear vignette.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/28/2005

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