Auction 168, Lot 640

"Insulae Indiae Orientalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.7 x 5.6 inches
19.6 x 14.2 cm

This little map focuses on the Spice Islands and the important trade capitals of the region. It covers the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. Sincapura is depicted as an overly large island at the tip of Malaysia. The west coast of New Guinea is exaggerated and the southern coastline of Java (Iava Maior) is shown only by a dotted line. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8500:351.

Condition: A

A generally nice impression that is a little weak in the border at right with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/6/2018

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