Auction 154, Lot 666

"Nieuwe Kaart van de Filippynsche, Ladrones, Moluccos of Specery Eilanden, als Mede Celebes etc.", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1769 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 11.3 inches
33.3 x 28.7 cm

Fine chart of the Philippines and the eastern part of Indonesia reflecting the Dutch interests in the region. The map provides a detailed view of hundreds of tiny islands, including the famous Spice Islands, that were once the heart of the Dutch spice trade and economic domination of the region. The places depicted include the Mariana Islands, here called Ladrones, with Guam; the Caroline and Palau Islands called Nieuwe Fillippynsche Eilenden; a large portion of Papua New Guinea; the islands of eastern Indonesia, called Moluccos and Specery Eilenden; and the eastern tip of Java and Borneo.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.TIR-2a.

Condition: A+

Original color on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with wide margins and minor printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/16/2015