Auction 157, Lot 671

"Carte des Isles Voisines des Moluques Ceram, Bouro Amboine, Banda, Neyra &ca pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Maluku Islands, Indonesia

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.8 x 8.1 inches
30 x 20.6 cm

This attractive map covers the famous Spice Islands, the source of great wealth to the Dutch who worked so hard at obscuring their true size and location. The map is well detailed showing the important trading ports. There is a decorative title cartouche, rhumb lines, and a fleur-de-lis.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with light toning and minor offsetting.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $36

Closed on 5/4/2016

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