Auction 129, Lot 798

"Karte von dem Eylande Sumatra", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: East Indies - Sumatra

Period: 1752 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.3 x 9.6 inches
28.7 x 24.4 cm

This is an uncommon German edition of Bellin's fine chart of Sumatra and the southern part of the Malaysian peninsula. The map is filled with detail, particularly along the coastlines. Of particular interest is the depiction of a mass of islands in the Strasse Sincapur (Singapore). The map is decorated with two cartouches in the French rococo style.


Condition: B+

Folding, as issued. Lightly toned with a few faint spots.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/23/2009