Auction 136, Lot 704

"Iava Maior", Bertius, Petrus

Subject: Java, Indonesia

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri

Color: Hand Color

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

Benjamin Wright engraved four maps for the Map-treasury, copied from the original plates used by Barent Langenes to illustrate his account of the first Dutch expedition to the East Indies. The precisely engraved map shows the northern coastline with several place names, but the southern coastline is entirely conjectural.

References: King (2nd ed.) p.84.

Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/1/2011