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Auction 99, Lot 470

"Insulae Iavae cum parte Insularum Borneo Sumatrae, et Circumjacentium Insularum Novissima Delineatio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Indonesia

Period: 1652 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16.5 inches
52.1 x 41.9 cm

An elegant sea chart of the island of Java with parts of Sumatra, Borneo and Bali. The map includes only coastal detail and shows the Dutch capital in the East Indies at Batavia (Jakarta). The beautiful chart is richly embellished with two fine cartouches featuring natives and merchants flanking the title and Neptune and mermaids surrounding the scale of miles. RESERVE $900.


Condition: A

Closely trimmed as issued. Short tear in just touching neatline, professionally repaired. Faint offsetting, still very good.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200


Closed on 6/12/2002