Auction 132, Lot 645

"Indiae Orientalis, nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1698 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 18.2 inches
55.4 x 46.2 cm

This superb map of South East Asia presents a detailed image of the sphere of operations and Asian trading empire of the Dutch East India Company. The map extends from India to the Philippines and the Ladrone Islands, and from southern Japan to the recent Dutch discoveries in Northern Australia. The fabulous title cartouche is surrounded by various people of the region and a bounty of trade goods.

References: Tooley, (Australia) #1300.

Condition: B+

Original color with faint uneven toning and offsetting.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Sold for: $900

Closed on 6/2/2010