Carte particuliere des isles Moluques
A map of a small island chain off the west coast of the island of Gilolo (modern Halmahera in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia). The military forts on the islands were used by the European colonial powers during conflicts over the area’s spice trade.
Suite de l'Ocean Oriental contenant les Isles de la Sonde, les costes de Tunquin et de la Chine, les isles du Japon, les Philippines, Moluques
Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Southeast Asia
The coast of New Guinea (‘Nouvelle Guinée’) is represented in part by a dotted line on this mid-18th century map, indicating that the exact coastlines were unknown at this time. The western tip is labelled ‘C. de Bonne Esperance [Cape of Good Hope]’.
Plan d'Amboine, tel qu'il étoit en 1718 = Platte-grond van Amboina, zoo als het was in den jaare 1718
This colourful mid-18th century plan of the city of Amboine (Ambon, capital of Ambon Island, in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia) has a detailed legend identifying locations within the city and the surrounding mountains. The text is in French and Dutch.
Carte des isles Philippines, Celebes et Moluques
Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, East Timor
The note in French at the top left of this map states that although the map is accurate, the names of many small islands have been omitted to avoid confusion, and that more details will come later.