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Auction 165, Lot 681

"Isole Filippine Ladrones, e Moluccos o Isole delle Speziarie Come Anco Celebes &c.", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

12.9 x 11.1 inches
32.8 x 28.2 cm
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Fine chart of the Philippines and the eastern part of Indonesia reflecting the Dutch interests in the region. The map provides a detailed view of hundreds of tiny islands, including the famous Spice Islands, that were once the heart of the Dutch spice trade and economic domination of the region. The places depicted include the Mariana Islands, here called Ladrones, with Guam; the Caroline and Palau Islands called Nieuwe Fillippynsche Eilenden; a large portion of Papua New Guinea; the islands of eastern Indonesia, called Moluccos and Specery Eilenden; and the eastern tip of Java and Borneo. This is an Italian edition of Tirion's map of the East Indies, published in Giovanni Battista Albrizzi's Atlante Novissimo che Contiene Tutte le Parti del Mondo, which was an Italian edition of Guillaume Delisle's Italian edition of Atlas de Geographie.


Condition: A+

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with the watermarks of three moons, a bow and arrow, and a large coat of arms with the initials "A Z C." There is minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 11/15/2017