Auction 134, Lot 679

"Les Isles Molucques; Celebes, Gilolo, & c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1683 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 7.3 inches
24.4 x 18.5 cm

This lovely map of the East Indies is from a Dutch edition of Sanson's popular pocket atlas that was engraved by Anthony de Winter. The map covers the famous Spice Islands and includes insets of Banda, Bachian and the Moluccas. Terre des Papous is rendered as an island separate from New Guinea, following an error that began in the 1590s. The map is beautifully engraved and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a compass rose.


Condition: A

A very sharp impression with minor toning in the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/1/2010