Auction 169, Lot 695

"Isles de la Sonde vers l'Occident", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses...

Color: Hand Color

3.9 x 5.6 inches
9.9 x 14.2 cm

This boldly engraved map of Indonesia includes the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and part of Cambodia. Place names are noted on the islands, including Bali and part of Sumbawa, but Singapore is not mentioned. The lower portion of the map features a decorative cartouche showing Neptune, the Roman equivalent of the Greek Poseidon, and a female figure with a trident who is most likely Amphitrite, wife of Neptune. From a German edition of Mallet's Description de l'Univers.

References: Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B.

Condition: B+

There is a light damp stain that enters the map image at top and a bit of printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2018