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Antique Map of Celebes by Moll (c.1730)

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Antique Map of Celebes titled ‘The Island of Celebes or Macassar, with the Islands of Banda, Amboyna and the Molucca’s agreable to modern history’. A finely engraved chart of the East Indies that includes the eastern part of Indonesia from eastern Borneo to New Guinea. The map provides a detailed view of numerous islands, including the famous Spice Islands that were once the heart of the Dutch spice trade and economic domination of the region. The title is in simple block style cartouche.

Herman Moll (c. 1654-1732) was one of the most important London mapmakers in the first half of the eighteenth century.  Moll was probably born in Bremen, Germany, around 1654. He moved to London to escape the Scanian Wars. His earliest work was as an engraver for Moses Pitt on the production of the English Atlas, a failed work which landed Pitt in debtor’s prison. Moll also engraved for Sir Jonas Moore, Grenville Collins, John Adair, and the Seller & Price firm. He published his first original maps in the early 1680s and had set up his own shop by the 1690s.

Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
Overall size: 38,5 x 34 cm (including passe-partout)
Image size: 29,5 x 24 cm.

6.000.000,00 IDR
375,00 Euro
420,00 USD

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