"India Vetus", Cluver/Jansson
Subject: South Asia
Period: 1661 (published)
Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
7.5 x 5.5 inches
19.1 x 14 cm
Charming map of Southern Asia based on Ptolemy and other ancient sources. Numerous small islands surround the huge island of Taprobana. India is severely truncated and the Malay Peninsula is oddly shaped. Beyond the Sinus Magnus lays an indefinite landmass labeled Sinae that stretches off the map in the east. Adorned with a nice title cartouche.
Couple of minor spots in blank margins.