Auction 114, Lot 625

"India Orientalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 5.7 inches
19.8 x 14.5 cm

Small map of the region from India through southern China and the Philippines. Covers all of the Malaysian Peninsula with parts of North Sumatra and Borneo. The Bay of Cambray is very exaggerated. The mythical Chiamai Lacus appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China. Decorative title and distance scale cartouches. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/1/2006

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