Auction 135, Lot 672

"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 x 14.8 inches
86.4 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: A+

There are a few tiny spots, still overall a fine example with a sharp impression and wide original margins.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 2/16/2011

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