Auction 116, Lot 793

"Les Iles de Banda Suivant les meilleures Cartes levees sur les lieux", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1727 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 11 inches
35.1 x 27.9 cm

This is a very uncommon map of the Banda Islands, part of the important Spice Islands of Indonesia. Until the mid-nineteenth century, the Banda Islands were the only source of the spices nutmeg and mace. Controlling production of these fine spices was a major motivation for the Dutch conquest of the islands in the 1621. The map shows the plantations, Dutch forts and an erupting volcano.


Condition: B

Fine impression with a bit of light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/20/2006