Auction 146, Lot 723

"Isles Moluques", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1748 (published)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau Portatif…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.7 x 7.9 inches
27.2 x 20.1 cm

This map of eastern Indonesia covers the famous Spice Islands and includes a bit of the northern coastline of Australia, labeled Terre du Sud. While quite detailed, many of the islands are still inadequately mapped, owing to the poor dissemination of geographical knowledge of the area between the European powers, as each tried to maintain their hold on the lucrative spice trade.

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Condition: A+

A nice impression on clean, bright watermarked paper with just a hint of toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/4/2013

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