Auction 140, Lot 785

"Insulae Iavae cum Parte Insularum Borneo Sumatrae, et Circumjacentium Insularum Novissima Delineatio", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 16.5 inches
50.8 x 41.9 cm

This elegant chart focuses on the island of Java with parts of Sumatra, Borneo and Bali. The lack of interior detail correctly reflects the state of knowledge of the period. The Dutch capital in the East Indies is located at Batavia (Jakarta) where a small fort is shown. The beautiful chart is richly embellished with two fine cartouches featuring natives and Chinese merchants flanking the title and Neptune and mermaids surrounding the scale of miles. Originally issued by Jan Jansson, this is the later re-issue by Gerard Valk and Peter Schenk.

References:

Condition: B+

A couple of unobtrusive spots and light offsetting.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $800

Closed on 5/23/2012

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