Auction 150, Lot 640

"Carte de l'Isle Celebes ou Macassar pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Sulawesi

Period: 1758 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages…

Color: Hand Color

5.9 x 8.3 inches
15 x 21.1 cm

This small, attractive chart depicts the island of Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), situated east of Borneo in Indonesia. There is good topographical detail, and towns and cities are noted, including the island's largest city Makassar (or Ujung Pandang) on the southwest coast. Several smaller offshore islands appear as well. A note in the Gulf of Boni (here called Golphe de Saleyer) indicates that the gulf is filled with sand banks.


Condition: A

A nice impression.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $40

Closed on 9/17/2014