Auction 119, Lot 795

"India Orientalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.5 inches
19.3 x 14 cm

Small map of the region from India through southern China and the Philippines. It details 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 with five large lakes emanating from it. The map is enhanced with decorative title and distance scale cartouches. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. German text on verso


Condition: A

Fine save for a small rust spot just touching the left border.

Estimate: $275 - $320


Closed on 5/9/2007