Auction 113, Lot 750

"Carte du Detroit de Malacca", Dampier, William (Capt.)

Subject: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia

Period: 1717 (published)

Publication: Nouveau Voyage autour du Monde

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.7 x 5.7 inches
27.2 x 14.5 cm

Strongly engraved copperplate map centered roughly on the Straits of Malacca and Sincapore, including southern Malaysia and most of Sumatra to about Jambi. Many place names including Malacca, Anchin (Aceh), Borneo, etc. The seas are filled with rhumb lines and a fine compass rose. French edition of Dampier's New Voyage Round the World.

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Condition: B

Dark, early impression and good color. Narrow margins, apparently as issued. Lower corner replaced in facsimile affecting border and the word miles.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/7/2005

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