Auction 137, Lot 766

"Carte des Isles de Java, Sumatra Borneo &c. Les Detroits de la Sonde Malaca et Banca Golfe de Siam &c.", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 9.8 inches
29.2 x 24.9 cm

This copper engraved map covers the Malaysian peninsula, Indonesia and Borneo. Singapore is not identified, but several other lesser islands are named including Tioman Island (Poulo ou I. Timon) and Penang (I. Pinang). A decorative title cartouche and compass rose adorn the map.


Condition: B+

Issued folded. Watermarked paper with light, pleasant toning and a few minute pinholes. Minor soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/14/2011