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Auction 145, Lot 728

"East Indies from the Best Authorities", Anon.

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 11.1 inches
45 x 28.2 cm
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This is a nice chart of the East Indies showing the islands of Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Borneo as well as the lesser islands of the archipelago. The map extends further than most purporting to show the East Indies, as it includes the Maldives, Ceylon and India, Siam, Cambodia, southern China, Formosa, and the Philippines in their entirety. Most of New Guinea is shown in the east with conjectural coastlines, and the northernmost tip of Australia is shown in the bottom corner and labeled Pt of New Holland. The title is contained on a stone structure situated within a lush coastal landscape.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, with minor soiling and a binding trim at bottom right, not affecting map.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/12/2013