Auction 126, Lot 740

"Particular-See-Charte der Strass Sunda, nebst denen Darinnen Besindlichen Insulen und Sandbancken", Heydt, Johann Wolfgang

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Allerneuster Geographisch und topographischer…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 9 inches
26.2 x 22.9 cm

Scarce and beautifully engraved chart of the coast of Java with a small plan of Batavia. Soundings and shoals are carefully noted along the coastline where ships and fishing boats are depicted. The unique chart illustrates several types of trees (date palm, banana, coconut, sago palm) at bottom along with a decorative prospect view of the island.

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Condition: A

Crisp impression and lovely color with minor discolorations in the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/3/2008

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