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Insularum Bandanesium c.1652

$ 36

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

$ 35

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

Map of Indonesian Islands C.1773

$ 17

This map of the islands of Indonesia by French cartographer Rigobert Bonne was showing the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and the island of Borneo. Inset with the islands of the Moluccas.

Size: 61,2 cm x 43,7 cm (S)  –  81 cm x 57,3 cm (M)  –  107 cm x 76 cm (L)

Printed on canvas – vinyl.

Map of Maluku ‘Amboina’ c.1724

$ 36
Detailed map of Amboina (Ambon) and neighboring islands, from Francois Valentijn’s “Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien”. Francois Valentijn (1666–1727) was a minister, naturalist and writer.
The descriptions A to G in the inset give information regarding the most important comodities in the East Indies: nutmeg and clove trees. The description for A says in Dutch: ‘is the big nutmeg forest ditributed in 1667’. The first sentence for G is: ‘the forest about Locky has an uncountable number of young trees 2 to 3 fingers thick’.
Size image: 79 cm x 32 cm

North Moluccas c.1640

$ 36

An attractive map of the clove producing Islands (Spice Islands) of the North Moluccas and the west coast of Gilolo Islands, present day Halmahera. This is probably the best known 17th century map of the clove producing North Molucca islands by the great Dutch cartographer William Blaeu published in his Atlantic Appendix in Amsterdam in 1630. Jan Jansson produced a very similar map in 1633 but without the inset of Bachian Island.

Size image: 48 cm x 38 cm

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