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Auction 190, Lot 613

"Carte de l'Ile de Java: Partie Occidentale, Partie Orientale. Dressee Tout Nouvellement sur les Memoires les Plus Exacts…", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Java, Indonesia

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

34.3 x 15 inches
87.1 x 38.1 cm
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This important large-scale chart of Java is one of the finest 18th century maps of the island. The map graphically depicts rice fields, mountains, forests, cities, villages and even elephants. A large inset features the important Dutch trading capital of Batavia (present day Jakarta). The superb detail is complemented by an extensive textual description (French) contained in drapery style cartouches and side panels. Two sheets joined as issued, measurement includes the title and text outside the map border.

References: Parry, p. 197.

Condition: B+

A dark impression and wide original margins on sheets with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark, a couple of printer's creases, and light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $550

Closed on 11/16/2022