Auction 125, Lot 790

"India Orientalis, et Insulae Adiecentes", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1646 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 10.5 inches
35.1 x 26.7 cm

This beautiful and uncommon map is based on Blaeu's map of the same period. It covers from India to southern Japan and includes detail of the Dutch discoveries in the Gulf of Carpenteria, Northern Australia and New Guinea, which seems to be attached to Australia. Korea is noted as an island, and the southern coastline of Japan has several place names. Finely decorated with sailing ships, a compass rose, a sea monster and a lovely title cartouche flanked by a merchant and a warrior.

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Condition: A

Some minor printer's ink residue in the map, else fine.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/24/2008

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