Auction 127, Lot 744

"Carte Particuliere de l'Isle d'Amboine", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 8.5 inches
30 x 21.6 cm

Attractive map of Ambon, in the Moluccas Islands or better known as the Spice Islands. These islands were of tremendous importance for their spice production of nutmeg, cloves, fine woods, fruits, etc., and were long fought over by European powers. The map is delicately engraved with rhumb lines radiating out from the compass rose. Dutch title below: Byzondere Kaart van het Eyland Amboina.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $110 - $150

Unsold

Closed on 2/25/2009

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