Auction 169, Lot 691

"Typus Freti Manilensis Detroit de Manilles", Commelin, Isaac

Subject: Philippines

Period: 1725 (published)

Publication: Recueil des Voyages...

Color: Black & White

8.8 x 5.4 inches
22.4 x 13.7 cm

An uncommon map depicting the Manila Strait with numerous ships traveling through its waters. Topography and vegetation are pictorially represented on the surrounding islands including Luzon, Mindoro, Burias, Ticao, and Isla han Samar. The map was included in volume 8 of the French translation of Isaac Commelin's compilation of Dutch expeditions, translated by Rene Augustin Constantin De Renneville and published under the title: Recueil des Voyages qui Ont Servi a l'Establissement et aux Progrez de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales Formee dans les Provinces-Unies des Pais-Bas. De Renneville's work included newly engraved maps copied from Commelin.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COMM-3a #34.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean sheet of watermarked paper with two tiny wormholes along the bottom border. Issued folding.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/12/2018