Auction 113, Lot 744

"India Orientalis", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1625 (circa)

Publication: Purchas His Pilgrimes

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.2 x 5.6 inches
18.3 x 14.2 cm

Fine example of this reduced version of Jodocus Hondius' important map of mainland Southeast Asia. It covers the region from the Indian sub-continent through Burma and Thailand, to the Philippines and extends to the tip of the Malaysian peninsula with parts of Borneo and Sumatra. It depicts the classical view of the river systems originating in a mythical Chiamai Lacus. India is much too narrow and Ceylon overly large. On a full sheet of English text with "A Discourse of Trade from England unto the East Indies."

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Condition: A

Narrow, but adequate left margin, as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2005

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