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