Lot 67: MOUNT, RICHARD; and PAGE, THOMAS. A Chart of the Eastermost Part of the East Indies and China
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: MOUNT, RICHARD; and PAGE, THOMAS. A Chart of the Eastermost Part of the East Indies and China from Cape Comarin to Japan with the Adjacent Islands. Double-page engraved sea chart. 19x23 1/4 inches sheet size; original hand-color with additions of gold; minor waterstaining in upper corner margins, smallest repair to centerfold in top margin. London, 1702
Notes: A very rare English sea chart of Southeast Asia originally included in Mount and Page''s "Atlas Maritimus Novus." This is one of the earliest English charts of the area, following those of John Seller and John Thornton with the geography showing great improvements by contrast to its Dutch counterparts of the preceding century.