Auction 113, Lot 758

"[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

Size:
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.

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Condition: B

Original outline color with some faint uneven toning.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/7/2005

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