Auction 109, Lot 651

"[Lot of 2] India Orientalis [and] Insulae Indiae Orientalis", Cloppenburg, Johannes

Subject: Asia - Southeast

Period: 1632 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.4 inches
25.4 x 18.8 cm

Fine pair of reduced versions of Jodocus Hondius' folio maps. First covers the region from India through southern China and the Philippines including all of the Malay peninsula with parts of North Sumatra and Borneo. The Bay of Cambray is very exaggerated. The mythical Caiamai Lacus appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China. Second covers the East Indies from the coast of Indochina and Malaysia with the Philippines and Indonesia. This map shows the famous Spice Islands and the important trade capitals of the region. The west coast of New Guinea is exaggerated and the south coastline of Java is shown only by a dotted line. Both decorated with a strapwork title cartouches and scale of miles. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Couple of minor chips in blank margins. Margin extended on second map to better accommodate framing. Remnants of hinge tape on versos.

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 12/1/2004