Auction 116, Lot 785

"Le Royaume de Siam avec les Royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires et les Isles de Sumatra Andemaon etc…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm

This finely detailed and beautifully engraved map of the South East Asia shows the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand), the Malaysian Peninsula and the islands of Borneo, Sumatra and Java. This was the domain of the Dutch East Indies Company (V.O.C.) who made their headquarters in Batavia (Jakarta) on the island of Java. Ship routes from Batavia to Siam are noted. The map is based on the Jaillot/Mortier map that was derived largely from the accounts of the French Jesuit mission to Siam in 1685-6.

References: Parry, p. 198.

Condition: A

Couple of wormholes and light stains in blank margins, well away from map. Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/20/2006

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