Catalog Archive
Auction 89, Lot 245

"Java Minore",

Subject: Indonesia

Period: 1534 (published)

Publication: Isolario

Color: Black & White

5.7 x 3 inches
14.5 x 7.6 cm
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A small woodblock map of Java with the city of Jakarta prominently shown but not named. Bordone was an 'illuminator' and wood-engraver, working in Venice, when he was given permission by the Senate to print maps of Italy and the world. None of these maps have survived and his remaining work is the maps from the "Island Book", which include many islands in the Orient and the New World. The map is on a full sheet of Italian text with another map of five islands at bottom. Minor discoloration in margin.


Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/8/1999