Auction 139, Lot 648

"Archipel des Indes Orientales, qui Comprend les Isles de la Sonde, Moluques et Philippines", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 19 inches
59.2 x 48.3 cm

A detailed depiction of the region centered on Borneo, showing Sumatra, Java, the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines, and the tips of New Guinea and Northern Australia (Nouvelle Hollande). An inset at upper right depicts the Marianas. The map names Sincapoura (Singapore) and Batavia (Jakarta) and locates the important Spice Islands. A decorative rococo-style title cartouche and three distance scales are also featured. Engraved by Guillaume Delahaye.

References: Pedley #413.

Condition: B

A nice impression on watermarked paper with toning along centerfold and a damp stain in map image at top right.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/15/2012