Auction 114, Lot 626

"Indiae Orientalis, nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18.5 inches
57.2 x 47 cm

This superb map of South East Asia presents a detailed image of the sphere of operations and Asian trading empire of the Dutch East India Company. The map extends from India to the Philippines and the Ladrone Islands, and from southern Japan to the recent Dutch discoveries in Northern Australia. The fabulous title cartouche is surrounded by various people of the region and a bounty of trade goods.

References: Tooley, (Australia) #1300.

Condition: A

Strong impression and lovely later color. Couple of minor edge tears professionally repaired.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 3/1/2006

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