C1735

Les isles Molucques, Celebes, Gilolo, &c

Mapmaker:

Nicolas Sanson d'Abeville (1600 - 1667)

Rare and early map of the Spice Islands extending from Borneo to the west coast of New Guinea and from the southern islands of the Philippines to Timor in the south. The map is decorated with an elaborate title cartouche … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Les isles Molucques, Celebes, Gilolo, &c

Date:

C1735

Mapmaker:

Nicolas Sanson d'Abeville (1600 - 1667)

Condition:

Minor sheet chips to sheet edges, otherwise in good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

245mm 
x 187mm
AUTHENTICITY
Les isles Molucques, Celebes, Gilolo, &c - Antique Map from 1735

Genuine antique
dated:

1735

Description:

Rare and early map of the Spice Islands extending from Borneo to the west coast of New Guinea and from the southern islands of the Philippines to Timor in the south. The map is decorated with an elaborate title cartouche and compass rose at top right.
The map has a number of insets which name all the Moloccan Islands, Banda, Gilolo (Halmhera), Bachian (Bacan), Machian, Tidore and Ternate.

From Sanson’s Altas portatif

Mapmaker:

Nicolas Sanson d’Abeville (1600-1667)

Geographer of the King of France, founder of the French school of cartography, and tutor to Louis XIII. He published over 300 maps, all with a high degree of accuracy and engraving quality.

 

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