"Nieuwe Kaart van de Filippynsche, Ladrones, Moluccos of Specery Eilanden als mede Celebes etc.", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Philippines and Indonesia
Period: 1769 (circa)
Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas
Color: Hand Color
13 x 11.3 inches
33 x 28.7 cm
Scarce chart of the Philippines and the eastern part of Indonesia reflecting the Dutch interests in the region. The map provides a detailed view of hundreds of tiny islands, including the famous Spice Islands, that were once the heart of the Dutch spice trade and economic domination of the region. The places depicted include the Mariana Islands, here called Ladrones, with Guam; the Caroline and Palau Islands named as Nieuwe Fillippynsche Eilenden; a large portion of Papua New Guinea; the islands of eastern Indonesia, called Moluccos and Specery Eilenden; and the eastern tip of Java and Borneo. A very nice example of this chart.
A small, unobtrusive spot are all that prevent this from being fine. Crisp impression, fine color and very wide margins with two large watermarks.