Auction 113, Lot 757

"The Island of Celebes, or Macassar with the Islands of Banda, Amboyna, and the Molucca's, Agreeable to Modern History", Moll, Herman

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1739 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 8 inches
25.9 x 20.3 cm

An engraved chart of the East Indies that includes the eastern part of Indonesia from eastern Borneo to New Guinea. The map provides a detailed view of numerous islands, including the famous Spice Islands that were once the heart of the Dutch spice trade and economic domination of the region. The title is in simple block style cartouche. A fine example of Moll's characteristic bold engraving.


Condition: A

Very early and crisp impression on a full sheet of hand laid paper with wide margins. Nicely applied modern coloring. A ghost of offsetting from dark image, else fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/7/2005