Auction 161, Lot 699

"Archipel des Indes Orientales, qui Comprend les Isles de la Sonde, Moluques et Philippines...", Robert de Vaugondy/Santini

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 19.1 inches
59.2 x 48.5 cm

A detailed depiction of the region centered on Borneo, showing Sumatra, Java, the Malay Peninsula, the Philippines, and the tips of New Guinea and Northern Australia (Nouvelle Hollande). An inset at upper right depicts the Marianas. The map names Sincapoura (Singapore) and Batavia (Jakarta) and locates the important Spice Islands. A decorative rococo-style title cartouche and three distance scales are also featured. Engraved by Guillaume Delahaye.

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Condition: B+

Light toning along the centerfold, printed on sturdy paper with an "R" watermark. There is some extraneous creasing along the edges of the sheet at right and left, far from image.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/8/2017

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