Ambon Island early map Maluku Islands of Indonesia Bellin 1750
Title: Carte Particuliere de L’Isle D’Amboine
Early map of Ambon Island Indonesia, copperplate gravure with hand coloring, The Maluku Islands (also known as the Moluccas, Moluccan Islands, the Spice Islands) are an archipelago that is part of Indonesia, and part of the larger Maritime Southeast Asia region. Tectonically they are located on the Halmahera Plate within the Molucca Sea Collision Zone. Geographically they are located east of Sulawesi (Celebes), west of New Guinea, and north and east of Timor. The islands were also historically known as the "Spice Islands" by the Chinese and Europeans, but this term has also been applied to other islands outside Indonesia.
Cartograpger: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) (Royal Hydrographer, engineer of the French Navy and member of the Royal Society) Origin: Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published The Hague between 1747 – 1780
Size: Sheet app.: 33 x 25.5 cm. 13 x 10 inches. Image app.: 30 x 22 cm. 11.75 x 8.75 inches. Condition: View very good, folds as issued, part left hand border professional added.