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Indonesian Archipelago c.1578

Rp 550,000
Spice Islands and the Indonesian Archipelago, entitled Insulae Moluccae celeberrimae. Engraved by Petrus Plancius, the great Dutch engraver and first Hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company (VOC), and compiled from the latest and highly secret Portuguese sources, the map provides the most detailed cartographic knowledge of the region at the end of the 16th century that was collected by Huygen van Linschoten, the young Dutch secretary to the Portuguese Archbishop of Goa.
The map was originally bound into some editions of his seminal work, the Itinerario, especially the English edition of 1578, the first popular sailing guide to the ports and cities of the Portuguese trading empire in the Far East including the Spice Islands, China and Japan. The information portrayed in the map, that could bring the death penalty in Portugal if made public at the end of the 16th century, sold for a few Pffenigs in Amsterdam in 1617.

Insularum Bandanesium c.1652

Rp 480,000

Reproduction of a beautiful mid-17th century sea chart of Banda Islands in South Molucca, the only source of nutmeg and mace in the world up to the end of the 18th century, by the famous Dutch cartographer Jan Jansson also known as Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) and first published in the Dutch edition of his five-volume sea atlas Atlantis Majoris Quinta Pars Orbem Maritimum in 1652.

Size image: 40 cm x 48 cm

Kaart Der Bandasche Eilanden c.1818

Rp 480,000

Attractive early 19th century coloured Dutch map of the Banda Islands, the only source of nutmeg and mace in the world up to the end of the 18th century. The map was originally engraved by Cornelis van Baarsel and his son, with a coastal view engraved by A.L. Zeelandeer. The map was published in 1818 in an atlas covering the Dutch overseas colonies, the atlas included nine maps of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), one of Surinam, one of Curacao and one of Guinea. This was the first atlas to cover the Dutch East Indies after the territories were handed back to the Dutch following the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 and the end of the British administration of Java under Stamford Raffles in 1816.

Size image: 48 cm x 68 cm