Auction 121, Lot 759

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

A small, unobtrusive spot are all that prevent this from being fine. Crisp impression, fine color and very wide margins with two large watermarks.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/26/2007

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