"Indiae Orientalis, nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: South East Asia
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 18.2 inches
56.4 x 46.2 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.
Good impression and original color. Faint uneven toning. Expert paper restoration (leaf-casting method) in corners, with skilled facsimile of neatlines at top.