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Lot 0138
  • Title/Content of Map: 1640 Blaeu Map of the Spice Islands -- Moluccae Insulae Celeberrimae
  • Date Printed: 1640 c., Amsterdam
  • Cartographer: Hondius / Blaeu
  • Size: 14.8 x 19.4 in.

    A very nice map of the Spice Island. This map is believed to be the first large-scale map of the region, processed first by Portugal then the Dutch with a monopoly on the lucrative spice trade. Each of the islands is shown with groves of the prized clove and nutmeg trees and the location of their protective fortresses. Originated by Hondius, the plate was purchased by Blaeu in 1629. There are two cartouches, one enclosing a map of Bachian Island the other more conventionally the title. There are two compass roses and multiple types of sailing ships and two sea monsters. Latin text on verso.

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  • Location: This item ships from Ohio

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  • Condition

    Very good - good. Nice strike. Slight toning, slight staining. Uncolored. Issued centerfold.

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    • 15%

    1640 Blaeu Map of the Spice Islands -- Moluccae Insulae

    Estimate $250 - $300May 16, 2018
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    Ships from verified Jasper52 seller #21927 in Ohio
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert