Auction 125, Lot 804

"Carte des Isles de Java, Sumatra Borneo &c. Les Detroits de la Sunde, Malaca, et Banca, Golfe de Siam &c.", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 10 inches
29.2 x 25.4 cm

This copper engraved map covers the Malaysian peninsula, Indonesia and Borneo. Singapore is not identified, but several other lesser islands are named including Tioman Island (Poulo ou I. Timon) and Penang (I. Pinang). A decorative title cartouche and compass rose adorn the map.


Condition: B

Map has been professionally backed with Japanese tissue to reinforce and repair bottom margin and damage along centerfold. Portion of lower neatline and a small piece of the compass rose reinstated in pencil facsimile.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/24/2008