Auction 130, Lot 746

"Indiae Orientalis et Insularum Adiacentium Antiqua et Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1694 (published)

Publication: Introductio in omnem geographiam…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 8.5 inches
26.2 x 21.6 cm

A strapwork title cartouche takes in much of the Indian Ocean on this charming map that covers the region from the Maldives and Pakistan east to the Philippines and south to include nearly all of Indonesia. A large example of the mythical Lake Chiamay appears northeast of India on the Hondius model. East of Chiamay are two unnamed and completely spurious lakes. There are no place names in China north of Canton.

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Condition: A

The binding trim at lower right has been replaced to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009

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