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Auction 130, Lot 736

"Carte de l'Ocean Oriental, ou Mer des Indes…", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Indian Ocean

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Historische Beschryving der Reizen

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 13 inches
39.4 x 33 cm
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This decorative chart is the Dutch version of Bellin's fine chart of southern Asia and the Indian Ocean from Africa through the Philippines and Western Australia. The map provides great detail of the islands and coastlines. Rhumb lines and a rococo title cartouche make this a very attractive sheet. Title in Dutch at bottom is "Kaart van den Oostersen-Oceaan, of Indiese-Zee…"


Condition: A

Issued folded, now flattened and remargined at left to replace the binding trim and accommodate framing.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009