Auction 136, Lot 700

"Carte des Indes Orientales", Dampier, William (Capt.)

Subject: Asia - Southeast

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Nouveau Voyage autour du Monde

Color: Black & White

Size:
11 x 6 inches
27.9 x 15.2 cm

This uncommon chart shows the routes of Captain William Dampier's voyage throughout the region. Dotted lines delineates explorations from Guam, through the East Indies, the Philippines, Formosa (Taiwan), Indochina, the Gulf of Siam, and touching Northern Australia (Nouvelle Hollande). This was the first British scientific expedition to the region, gathering important data on the flora and fauna of Australia and New Guinea. Small decorative title cartouche. Page number "295" at upper right. From the French edition of Dampier's New Voyage Round the World.

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Condition: B+

Close margins, as issued. A small area of paper weakness east of the Philippines with old paper repair on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/1/2011

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