Auction 116, Lot 794

"The Island of Celebes, or Macassar with the Islands of Banda, Amboyna, and the Molucca's, Agreeable to Modern History", Moll, Herman

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 8 inches
25.4 x 20.3 cm

A finely engraved chart of the East Indies that includes the eastern part of Indonesia from eastern Borneo to New Guinea. The map provides a detailed view of numerous islands, including the famous Spice Islands that were once the heart of the Dutch spice trade and economic domination of the region. The title is in simple block style cartouche. A fine example of Moll's characteristic bold engraving.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed. Tear just entering map at right, repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006