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Map, Insulinde, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Islands – Dutch East Indies / Indonesia, J.B. Wolters – Groningen, The Netherlands, 1927
Insulinde 1:12.5 million; Moluccas 1:5 million, Lesser Sunda Islands 1:5 million (?). Originally from: “Schoolatlas der geheele aarde”. First published in 1877. 31st edition, from 1927. By J.B. Wolters – Groningen, The Netherlands. Geographical survey maps (scale < 1:500,000), education, atlases, world atlases (form), teaching aids (form), cartography.
Size: ± 37 x 45 cm.
Insulinde: The survey map has been 'edited physically, to better show the physical structure of the entire area', i.e. instead of the state colours, altitude zones are now coloured in. The spelling of a number of place names has again been changed according to Gouvernement's Decree of 18 July 1925, and adapted to the traditional Dutch spelling instead of the native pronunciation: we have returned to the spellings Billiton, Bonthain and Cheribon on this map. These constant changes in the spelling of place names and the boundaries of residences in this colony are a plague to cartographers!
On the Digoel, the place Asike is included; at the time the map was printed, however, it had already been abandoned because the military occupation had suffered too much from malaria. The elevation shades highlight the Lake Plain through which the Idenburg and Rouffaer rivers flow. The Ambon residence is split into two, the Ambon and Ternate residences; each has a part of New Guinea. East Celebes was withdrawn from the Governorate of Celebes and Dependencies and transferred to the Menado residence.
In French Indo-China, the boundaries of the different parts (Cambodia, Laos, Annam, Cochin-China and Tonkin) are now clearly marked. With the state colours gone, the French concession in China, with Pointe Nivet, on Kwang-tshoe Bay (Zhanjiang Gang), with the island of Toeng-sjan (Dong hai dao) stands out less.
Our guide for grading, unless stated otherwise in the product description, is:
A • Mint condition. This items has almost no sign of use or handling.
B • Near Mint condition. Some signs of use.
C • Fine condition.
D • Fair condition. This item displays noticeable wear but is still presentable.
E • Poor condition. The item shows noticeable wear which is distracting; but this item is unique in some way.
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