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Auction 130, Lot 731

"An Accurate Map of the East Indies, from the latest Improvements and Regulated by Astronomical Observations", Middleton, Charles T.

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1779 (circa)

Publication: Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.8 inches
29.2 x 19.8 cm
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This decorative small map, with a rococo-style title cartouche and compass rose, extends from Persia to Indochina and south to include most of Sumatra and the corner of Borneo. It provides a good depiction of the Maldives, Ceylon, and the islands in the Indian Ocean with several of the smaller islands named. At the top of the map is the Coby or Sandy Desert north of the Kingdom of Tibet.


Condition: A+

Nice impression and lovely old color.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/2/2009