Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 720

"De Eilanden Maldives of Voormuur van Indien met der Selver Tussen-Gelegen Zeen", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Indian Ocean

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Landreysen…

Color: Hand Color

11 x 5.9 inches
27.9 x 15 cm

This finely engraved map illustrates the region Diego Lopez de Sequeira visited in 1518 when he became the governor of the Portuguese possessions in India. The map covers the Maldives, Sri Lanka, the Nicobars Islands, and northern Sumatra. Embellished with a pictorial title cartouche. This map was published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) G.AA-1a #9.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper with wide margins and light offsetting.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/17/2016