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Sumatra
GASTALDI / RAMUSIO., Sumatra / Taprobana., antique map, old maps GASTALDI / RAMUSIO. - Sumatra / Taprobana.
1606, uncoloured. 270x360mm. Fold as issued; slightly toned; some soft creases; 2 tiny wormholes + some paper impurities within image; some tiny marginal tears not affecting image.
The first separate map of Sumatra to be based on empirical data. A woodcut map, cut by Giacomo Gastaldi, of the island, seen unusually with south to the top.
On the island itself the name "Taprobana" appears, a name more usually identified with Ceylon. Gastaldi prepared this map, for pu...
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Estimate
($ 600 - 700)

Starting bid
$ 400
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
THORNTON, S.,  Two double sided pages No’s 57, 58, 59, 60 (Directions for the coast of Sumatra and Strait Diron)., antique map, old maps THORNTON, S. - Two double sided pages No’s 57, 58, 59, 60 (Directions for the coast of Sumatra and Strait Diron).
London, 1711, Uncoloured.. 485x310mm. Wood blocks with letter press. Some marginal water staining. Overall in good condition. Each sheet 485 x 310mm.
Text page with woodblock plofiles by Samuel Thornton showing the approaching coast lines of Sumatra, the Island of Quesan, Sampanna, Lamjett and Island of Hightan and "Instructions for sailing through the Streights of Diron".
Published in 1711 by John How and Samuel Thornton in 'The English Pi...
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Estimate
($ 50 - 60)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
VAN DER AA, P., L' Isle de SUMATRA (Singapore), antique map, old maps VAN DER AA, P. - L' Isle de SUMATRA (Singapore)
Leiden, 1713, Coloured.. 266x160mm. Very fine condition.
Copperplate map of Sumatra from "Nouvel Atlas, très exact et fort commode pour toutes sortes de personnes, Contenant Les Principales cartes géographiques. Leiden, P. Van der Aa, n.d. (1713)" ... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 240 - 290)

Starting bid
$ 160
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2