"[Lot of 2] Isles Moluques [and] Isles de la Sonde", Le Rouge, George Louis
Subject: East Indies - Indonesia
Period: 1748 (published)
Publication: Atlas Nouveau Portatif…
Color: Hand Color
10.5 x 8 inches
26.7 x 20.3 cm
Pair of nice small maps covering the Indonesian Archipelago. While the maps are fairly detailed, many of the islands are still quite poorly mapped, owing to the poor dissemination of geographical knowledge of the area between the European powers, as each tried to maintain their hold on the lucrative spice trade.
Original outline color with some faint uneven toning.