Auction 127, Lot 738

"A General Map of the East Indies, from the Latest Surveys", Anon.

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Smollett's Continuation of the Complete History of England

Color: Black & White

16.4 x 11.75 inches
41.7 x 29.8 cm

This copper engraved map of Southeast Asia extends to show all of India and eastward to New Guinea, also the northern part of Australia and north as far as Okinawa. It locates the Kingdom of Siam, Cambodia, Tonkin, and more in Indo-China. All of the East Indies are shown, and Taiwan is here Formosa. Nicely engraved, details include watershed, major regions and cities. A note off the coast of Luzon describes the location of Santo Admiral Anson's taking of the ship "Value". A simple compass rose lies near the Andaman Islands. Likely engraved by Kitchin.


Condition: B

There is a long tear into map at right and some fold splits, all well closed on verso with full tissue backing.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/25/2009