Rare Map of Southeast Asia at Auction soon

An extremely desirable cartographic item will be at auction in Königstein/Taunus at Reiss & Sohn. The map shows the southern Pacific Islands between part of the coasts of Australia (“Beach”) and Sumatra, the Philippines with the adjoining Asian coasts, New Guinea and extending eastwards to the Solomon Islands. “One of the most fabulous charts ever produced of the East Indies and one of the rarest, shows the Spice Islands at a level never previously seen.” (Parry, East Indian Islands.). The full catalogues of the Autumn sales will soon be online.