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Moluccae Insulae Celeberrimae.
Selling price: $600
In addition to a sumptuous title cartouche, the map features an inset of the Island of Bachian (Batjan) in an elaborate military-motif frame.
It was the first large-scale, detailed map of the Dutch-controlled islands. It shows the heavily forested nature of the islands and the recently constructed forts.
There is a sea battle near Ternate where the Dutch defeated the Portuguese. After the Sultan of Ternate granted the spice concession to the Dutch in 1607 they established a settlement on Bacan in 1609 and rapidly gained control of the Moluccas.
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