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Auction 147, Lot 636

"The Principal Islands of the East Indies", Moll, Herman

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1701 (published)

Publication: A System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 6.8 inches
18.8 x 17.3 cm
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This bold copper-engraved chart of the East Indies includes Sumatra, Java, Malacca (Malaysia), Cambodia, part of New Guinea, and the Philippines. There is a surprising amount of detail, particularly the naming of numerous small islands and their coastlines. On a full sheet of text measuring 8.0 x 12.3".

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) #T.Moll-1b.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with light show-through of text on verso and one small abrasion in the lower border.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/20/2013