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Auction 99, Lot 468

"Insularum Moluccarum Nova descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Indonesia

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 x 14.2 cm

This is a reduced 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: B

Lightly toned with minor show through of German text on verso. The map has been printed up-side-down on the page.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/12/2002