Auction 96, Lot 441

"Insularum Moluccarum Nova descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: East Indies

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 x 14.2 cm

This is a small version of Jansson's map of the "Spice Islands", the cornerstone of the Dutch trading empire in the East Indies throughout the 17th Century. It is decorated with two strapwork cartouches and a compass rose.


Condition: A

Very lovely color. Small chip in margin, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2001