"India Orientalis", Cluver/Jansson
Subject: Southeast Asia
Period: 1661 (published)
Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam
Color: Hand Color
7.7 x 5.5 inches
19.6 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.
Soiled margins with a tear on the bottom centerfold, not affecting the map.