15 LANGENES, B. / Molucca islands / Virtual Rare Map Fair 163


Description: LANGENES, B.
Title: Moluccae Insulae [Molucca].
Published in: Amsterdam / Frankfurt, 1609

Size: 3.3 x 4.9 inches.
8.5 x 12.4 cm.

Condition: Some marginal paper thinness
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A miniature map of Moluccas, centered on Celebes Islands. Title cartouche on the upper right corner.
First published in 1598 in his Caert-Thresoor, the plates were executed by the most famous engravers in Amsterdam, including Petrus Kaerius and Jodocus Hondius I. The atlas set a new standard for minor atlases.
The small maps is extremely well engraved.
The map reflect the level of cartography in Amsterdam at the turn of the century, where up to date information on newly discovered regions was readily available.
Reference: Koeman, Altantes Neerlandici, Volume II, Lan 9.
  • Number: 1630104 (13293)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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