Auction 171, Lot 689

"Insulae Indiae Orientalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1613 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 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. French text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor toning and a few faint damp stains along the edges of the sheet. The left margin has been extended with period-correct paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/6/2019