"Royaume de Siam avec les Royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires et les Isles de Sumatra, Andemaon, etc.", Coronelli/Nolin
Subject: South East Asia
Period: 1687 (dated)
Color: Black & White
17.5 x 24 inches
44.5 x 61 cm
This beautifully engraved, and important map of Southeast Asia covers from the southern part of the Indochinese Peninsula through to the northern coastline of Java and the eastern part of Borneo. The map is filled with information including extensive soundings along coastlines and historical notations. The map is the result of France's first embassy to Southeast Asia in 1685, which was led by Chevalier de Chaumont in the company of six Jesuit fathers. The route of the embassy is noted on the map. The title cartouche is engraved onto a blanket-draped elephant.
References: Suarez (SEA) #126, pp 213-216.
The paper has some water damage and paper loss that has been expertly restored with two letters in Zirbadad replaced in neat facsimile (at upper right). The paper is stable and it is an attractive map that would present well when framed.