Auction 137, Lot 760

"Les Indes Orientales, ou sont Distingues les Empires et Royaumes…", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1751 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm

A crisply engraved map describing India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the island of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and a portion of Sumatra. The map is filled with detail, particularly of the coastlines and small islands, including the tiny island of Sinca poura (Singapore). A decorative floral cartouche surrounds the title, and three scales of miles are located at the bottom of the map. Engraved by Guillaume Delahaye.

References: Pedley #400.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with some light stains along centerfold that do not distract and expert paper repairs in upper and lower blank margins.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/14/2011

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