"A Map of the East India Islands, Agreeable to the most approved Maps and Charts", Kitchin, Thomas
Subject: Southeast Asia
Period: 1770 (published)
Color: Black & White
14.7 x 12.8 inches
37.3 x 32.5 cm
Copper engraved map covering from Thailand to Papua New Guinea. Includes a portion of Formosa and names the city Tay-wan. Good detail with even tiny islands named, e.g. Nila, Bird Isle, etc. Several interesting notations concerning the unexplored regions and the inhabitants. Large pictorial title cartouche with a local house and snakes. An uncommon issue.
Delicate impression on fine hand laid paper with large watermark. Issued folding, now pressed.