BLAEU, WILLEM JANSZOON. Moluccae Insulae Celeberrimae.

Lot 49: BLAEU, WILLEM JANSZOON. Moluccae Insulae Celeberrimae.

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December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: BLAEU, WILLEM JANSZOON. Moluccae Insulae Celeberrimae. Double-page engraved map of the Moluccas. 19 1/4x22 3/4 inches sheet size, wide margins, Latin text on verso; hand-colored; small loss upper left corner, else excellent. Amsterdam, 1630 or after
Notes: Beautiful example of Blaeu''s map of the Moluccan Islands, showing each as densely forested and built up with a large fort. The cartouche surrounding the inset of Bacan is decorated with mariner''s instruments and tools of war; a battle takes place off the coast of Ternate with a Dutch ship defeating the Portuguese--all suggestions of the highly contested nature of these Spice Islands at the turn of the seventeenth century.
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