Auction 157, Lot 665

"Nuova et Accurata Carta dell' Isole Filippine, Ladrones, e Moluccos, o Isole delle Speziarie Come Anco Celebes &c.", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.7 x 11.1 inches
32.3 x 28.2 cm

This is an Italian edition of Tirion's fine chart of the Philippines and the eastern part of Indonesia. 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; a large portion of Papua New Guinea; the islands of eastern Indonesia, and the eastern tip of Java and Borneo.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting, minor soiling, and a short binding tear that just enters the image at left and has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 5/4/2016