"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
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.
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.