Auction 113, Lot 746

"Isles des Indes Orientales", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication: Atlas Soulage

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.8 inches
19.1 x 14.7 cm

Rare little map of the East Indies covering the coast of Indochina, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. The map shows the Spice Islands and the important trade capitals of the region. This map is from a revised copper plate originally engraved by Pieter van den Keere and published in the 1628 edition of the Mercator Atlas Minor published by Jansson. For the Atlas Soulage the titles and scale were translated into French, the cartouche revised and a compass rose added in the sea. The atlas was only issued once and there is only one known complete copy extant, in the University Library of Leiden.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/7/2005

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