Auction 96, Lot 442

"Insularum Moluccarum Nova Descriptio", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: East Indies

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.6 inches
48.3 x 37.1 cm

This map of the 'Spice Islands' was originated by Jan Jansson and here re-issued by Valk and Schenk. This map is similar to Blaeu's map except that it extends further south to include the island of Bachian. Very decorative title cartouche supported by two sea monsters, another cartouche containing the scale of miles, and further embellished with various sailing vessels, sea monsters, two elaborate compass roses and a native couple displaying the costumes and weapons of the region.


Condition: A

Very light shadow along centerfold from the still attached binding strip.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/12/2001