May 21, 2016||Maps & Atlases

A Rare Manuscript Map from the Dutch East India Company

Lot 32: Isaak de Graaf, a fine manuscript map of the Java Sea, ink and watercolor on vellum, Amsterdam, 1743.

With an almost two hundred year history, the Dutch East India Company (known in Dutch as¬†Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie¬†or VOC), was the dominate force in European trade and navigation of Asia…