Auction 112, Lot 665

"Les Indes Orientales", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication: Atlas Soulage

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.6 inches
19.1 x 14.2 cm

Small rare map of the region from India through southern China and the Philippines. Covers all of the Malay peninsula with parts of North Sumatra and Borneo. The Bay of Cambray is very exaggerated. The mythical Chiamai Lac appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China. This map is from a revised copper plate originally engraved by Pieter van den Keere and published in the 1628 edition of the Mercator Atlas Minor published by Jansson. For the Atlas Soulage the titles and scale were translated into French, the cartouche revised and a compass rose added in the sea. The atlas was only issued once and there is only one known complete copy extant, in the University Library of Leiden.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/28/2005

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