Auction 114, Lot 629

"Les Isles Philippines Molucques et de La Sonde [on sheet with] Les Isles du Iapon", Peeters, Jacques

Subject: Indonesia, Philippines and Japan

Period: 1692 (published)

Publication: L'Atlas en Abrege, ou Nouvelle Description du Monde

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 5.5 inches
16.5 x 14 cm

This is a very close copy of Nicolas de Fer's map of the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines with a particularly noteworthy inset map of Japan. The main map is primarily based on Sanson's important map of the same title. However the map of Japan shows various influences resulting in a unique shape. Shows the cities and smaller settlements, rivers, mountain chains, and even forests. The equator is marked and latitude and longitude indications are in the borders.

References: Walter #OAG-52.

Condition: A

Short bottom fold separation, not affecting map.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $210

Closed on 3/1/2006