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Auction 126, Lot 746

"Carte des Isles de la Sonde, et des Isles Moluques", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 8.5 inches
32.5 x 21.6 cm
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Great little map focused on the islands of Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Borneo, New Guinea as well as the tip of Australia's northern coast named as both Terre de Diemen and Terre d'Arnheim. Jakarta is Batavia and the engraver has placed Palembang in norhtern Java, hundreds of miles south of its actual location in Sumatra. Interesting notations depict the directions of the winds during the various months of the year. There is an inset map of the Moluccan Islands - the famous Spice Islands. The map has a rectangular title cartouche and three distance scales. Engraved by Andre.


Condition: B+

Fine impression and color with full margins. A little marginal toning with a hint along centerfold. At lower margin a repaired split on cernterfold.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/3/2008