Auction 125, Lot 798

"Carte des Isles Philippines Celebes et Moluques", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Histoire Philosophique et Politique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6 x 8.8 inches
15.2 x 22.4 cm

Attractive map of the region showing the islands of the Philippines, Sulawesi, and the Moluccas with Timor, Flores, Bali, and parts of Borneo and Java. There is no interior detail. The chart is centered on a fleur-de-lis and is decorated with a nice title cartouche. A simple box in the opposite corner contains an explanatory note. Dutch title at bottom: Kaart van de Filippynse, Celebes, en Molukse-Eilanden.

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Condition: A

Lovely original color with a few light spots in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/24/2008

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