Auction 136, Lot 705

"Insulae Indiae Orientalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi

Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 5.5 inches
19.6 x 14 cm

This map was printed from the 1607 plates from the Atlas Minor, and depicts the Spice Islands and the important trade capitals of the region. It covers the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. Sincapura is depicted as an overly large island at the tip of Malaysia. On sheet measuring 7.8 x 12.3" with English text below and on verso.

References: Moreland & Bannister p. 98

Condition: C+

Right edge of map border torn and missing due to tight binding, otherwise good condition.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/1/2011