Auction 116, Lot 784

"India Orientalis", Cluver/Jansson

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.5 inches
19.8 x 14 cm

This small map depicts the region from India through southern China and the Philippines, covering 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. It is adorned with decorative title and distance scale cartouches. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius, the map was designed originally for the Mercator Atlas Minor first published in 1628 by Jansson.


Condition: A

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 9/20/2006