"Les Isles Philippines Molucques et de La Sonde [on sheet with] Les Isles du Iapon", Peeters, Jacques
Subject: Indonesia, Philippines and Japan
Period: 1692 (published)
Publication: L'Atlas en Abrege, ou Nouvelle Description du Monde
Color: Hand Color
6.5 x 5.5 inches
16.5 x 14 cm
This is a very close copy of Nicolas de Fer's map of the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines with a particularly noteworthy inset map of Japan. The main map is primarily based on Sanson's important map of the same title. However the map of Japan shows various influences resulting in a unique shape. Shows the cities and smaller settlements, rivers, mountain chains, and even forests. The equator is marked and latitude and longitude indications are in the borders.
References: Walter #OAG-52.
Short bottom fold separation, not affecting map.