Auction 129, Lot 789

"India Orientalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.6 x 5.6 inches
19.3 x 14.2 cm

This small map covers the region from India through southern China and the Philippines, and includes all of the Malaysian Peninsula with parts of North Sumatra and Borneo. In India, the Bay of Cambray is very exaggerated. The mythical Chiamai Lacus appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. French text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/23/2009

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