"Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Asia - Southeast
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 15.2 inches
50 x 38.6 cm
Decorative chart of the region including Indochina, the Philippines and the East Indies. Includes the new discoveries in New Guinea made by the Dutch "Duyfkens" exploration. The map is embellished with rhumb lines, sailing ships, sea monsters, compass roses and three cartouches. The cartouches feature indigenous people, mermaids and a sea monster. German text on verso.
References: Schilder Australia #24; Clancy Map 6.6; Tooley 746; Phillips (A) 445 [674-75].
Overall ivory toning, good impression and paper. Old paper repairs on folds in margins.