Auction 140, Lot 748

"Suite de l'Ocean Oriental Contenant les Isles de la Sonde les Costes de Tunquin et de la Chine les Isles du Japon les Philippines Moluques", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Eastern Asia

Period: 1746 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 11.5 inches
30.5 x 29.2 cm

Very handsome sea chart of the region from Korea and Japan through New Guinea. Several coastal towns are noted, but little is depicted in the interior. Japan is shown in Bellin's distinctive style, and there is good detail of the islands of Indonesia. The chart is centered around a striking compass rose with radiating rhumb lines and is further decorated with a delicately engraved title cartouche.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with minor offsetting, a few archivally repaired fold separations, and a binding trim at left that has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/23/2012