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Auction 123, Lot 740

"Carte Particuliere de l'Isle d'Amboine", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia, Ambon

Period: 1752 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

Attractive map of Ambon, in the Moluccas Islands or better known as the Spice Islands. These islands were of tremendous importance for their spice production of nutmeg, cloves, fine woods, fruits, etc., and were long fought over by European powers. The map is delicately engraved with rhumb lines radiating out from the compass rose. Dutch title below: Byzondere Kaart van het Eyland Amboina.


Condition: B+

A dark impression. The upper binding side is trimmed nearly to the neatline.

Estimate: $130 - $160


Closed on 2/20/2008