Auction 140, Lot 784

"Platt Charta ofver Banca Sundet",

Subject: Eastern Sumatra, Indonesia

Period: 1773 (circa)

Publication: Ostindiska Resa

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 17 inches
27.9 x 43.2 cm

This navigational chart of the strait between Sumatra and Bangka Island by Carl Gustav Ekeberg depicts soundings, shoals, currents, and other navigational hazards, along with navigational notes. The coastline of Sumatra is shown lined with trees, with a few coastal locations named, while the Bangka coastline is depicted with small hills. Carl Gustaf Ekeberg was a Swedish explorer who made several voyages to the East Indies and China as a sea captain.

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Condition: B+

A few faint spots.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012

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