Auction 124, Lot 672

"The Principal Islands of the East Indies, According to ye Newest Observations", Moll, Herman

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1712 (circa)

Publication: Atlas geographus, or a Compleat System of Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
10 x 7 inches
25.4 x 17.8 cm

This bold copper engraved chart of the East Indies includes Sumatra, Malacca (Malaysia), Cambodia, part of New Guinea, and the Philippines. The southern part of Borneo is noted as Pepper Country attesting to one of the major spices exported from the region. There is a surprising amount of detail, particularly the naming of numerous small islands.

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Condition: B+

Printed on thin paper and issued folded. There is some faint toning and a couple of tiny rust spots in the map.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/7/2008

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