Auction 116, Lot 791

"Les Isles Molucques; Celebes, Gilolo, &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 7.4 inches
24.6 x 18.8 cm

This map covers the famous Spice Islands and includes insets of Banda, Bachian and the Moluccas. Terre des Papous is rendered as an island separate from New Guinea, following an error that began in the 1590s. The map was beautifully engraved by A. d'Winter and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a compass rose.


Condition: B

Good impression and old color. Couple of faint spots in map and some worming in blank margin, repaired with old paper and archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/20/2006