Jun 06, 2013 - Sale 2317

Sale 2317 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
DE BRY, THEODOR. Descriptio Hydrographica accommodata ad Battavorum navigatione in Javam insulam Indiae Orientalis. Engraved folding 2-sheet map joined, 350x650 mm, wide margins; hand-colored; few closed tears, several repaired wormholes at fold, several other small repaired holes; slightly but evenly toned overall; matted. Frankfurt, circa 1610

Additional Details

Despite its defects this is a very presentable copy of a very rare map. It shows the routes from Europe used by Dutch galleons en route to Batavia in the East Indies. It is extracted from the German language edition of de Bry's Petit Voyages.