Auction 132, Lot 649

"Carte de l'Ile de Java: Partie Occidentale, Partie Orientale. Dressee Tout Nouvellement sur les Memoires les Plus Exacts…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Java, Indonesia

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
34.3 x 14.8 inches
87.1 x 37.6 cm

This important large-scale chart of Java is one of the finest 18th century maps of the island. The map graphically depicts rice fields, mountains, forests, cities, villages and even elephants. A large inset features the important Dutch trading capital of Batavia (present day Jakarta). The superb detail is complemented by an extensive textual description (French) contained in drapery style cartouches and side panels. Two sheets joined as issued, measurement includes the title and text outside the map border.

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Condition: B+

A 4" diagonal interior tear at Batavia has been professionally repaired and is only noticeable on the verso.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 6/2/2010

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