Auction 125, Lot 789

"[Lot of 2] India Orientalis [and] Insulae Indiae Orientalis", Cloppenburg, Johannes

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1632 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.4 inches
25.4 x 18.8 cm

Fine pair of reduced versions of Jodocus Hondius' folio maps. First covers the region from India through southern China and the Philippines including all of the Malay peninsula with parts of northern Sumatra and Borneo. The Bay of Cambray is very exaggerated. The mythical Caiemai Lacus appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China. The second covers the East Indies from the coast of Indochina and Malaysia, with the Philippines and Indonesia. This map shows the famous Spice Islands and the important trade capitals of the region. The west coast of New Guinea is exaggerated and the southern coastline of Java is shown only by a dotted line. Both maps are decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Paper is pleasantly toned with old color. There are a couple of minor chips in blank margins. Margin extended on second map to better accommodate framing. Remnants of hinge tape on versos.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/24/2008