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Lot 0047
  • Map: Moluccae Insulae Celeberrimae
  • Cartographer: Willem Blaeu
  • Place & Date: Amsterdam / 1630/1667
  • Size: 19 1/4" x 15"
  • Condition: b & w. some light staining throughout; weakness along fold reinforced; tear in (wide) upper margin repaired.

    Blaeu's important and highly decorative map of the Spice Islands. In addition to a sumptuous title cartouche, the map features an inset of the Island of Bachian (Batjan) in an elaborate military-motif frame as well as a Moluccan couple in the lower right corner. Indicative of the area's commercial importance, Blaeu has filled the seas with both European and local ships, two of which are engaged in battle. Sea monsters and decorative compass roses add to the map's appeal.

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  • Condition

    b & w. some light staining throughout; weakness along fold reinforced; tear in (wide) upper margin repaired.?

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    Blaeu: Antique Map of the Moluccan Spice Islands, 1630

    Estimate $90 - $100Sep 2, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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