Auction 159, Lot 678

"Les Indes Orientales, ou sont Distingues les Empires et Royaumes qu'elles Contiennent, Tirees du Neptune Oriental", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Southern & Southeast Asia

Period: 1751 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.1 x 19 inches
56.1 x 48.3 cm

A crisply engraved map describing India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the island of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and a portion of Sumatra. The map is filled with detail, particularly of the coastlines and small islands, including the tiny island of Sinca poura (Singapore). A decorative floral cartouche surrounds the title, and three scales of miles are located at the bottom of the map. Engraved by Guillaume Delahaye.

References: Pedley #400.

Condition: B+

Original outline color with faint toning along the centerfold and sheet edges. There is a chip in the top right corner of the sheet away from the map image and one manuscript notation in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/14/2016

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