Auction 129, Lot 794

"Les Isles Philippines [on sheet with] Islas de los Ladrones ou Isle des Larrons", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Philippines, Marianas

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.7 x 7.4 inches
24.6 x 18.8 cm

Two interesting maps of the Philippines and Marianas contained on one sheet, each decorated with its own fancy title cartouche. The Philippines map describes many place names on the islands, and shows a bit of Borneo at the bottom and some of China's southern coastline at the top. It is decorated with a compass rose and fleur-de-lis. Two distance scales. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter.


Condition: A

Very nice example that is near fine in the map image but has a little marginal soiling or staining. The upper right corner tip has small area missing, well away from map and at upper left in border area is a small area of paper thinness visible when held to the light.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 9/23/2009