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Auction 184, Lot 683

"Les Isles Philippines Molucques et de la Sonde", Peeters, Jacques

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia & Japan

Period: 1692 (published)

Publication: L'Atlas en Abrege, ou Nouvelle Description du Monde

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 5.5 inches
16.5 x 14 cm
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This is a very close copy of Nicolas de Fer's map of the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines with a particularly noteworthy inset map of Japan. The main map is primarily based on Sanson's important map of the same title, however the map of Japan shows various influences resulting in a unique shape. The map shows the cities and smaller settlements, rivers, mountain chains, and even forests. The equator is marked and latitude and longitude indications are in the borders.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.PEET-1a #4; cf. Walter #OAG-64.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with light toning and soiling along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/15/2021