Auction 161, Lot 692

"A General Map of the East Indies, from the Latest Surveys", Anon.

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Smollett's Continuation of the Complete History of England

Color: Black & White

Size:
16.5 x 11.7 inches
41.9 x 29.7 cm

This copper engraved map of Southeast Asia extends to show all of India and eastward to New Guinea, also the northern part of Australia and north as far as Okinawa. It locates the Kingdom of Siam, Cambodia, Tonkin, and more in Indo-China. All of the East Indies are shown, and Taiwan is here Formosa. Nicely engraved, details include watershed, major regions and cities. A note off the coast of Luzon describes the location of Santo Admiral Anson's taking of the ship "Value". A simple compass rose lies near the Andaman Islands. Likely engraved by Kitchin.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, with light offsetting. Backed in Japanese tissue to repair two tears that extend 1/2" into image at bottom and 7" into image at bottom left. There is a chip in the top right corner of the sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/8/2017

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