Auction 134, Lot 672

"Insularum Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm

This is a decorative chart of the region including Indochina, the Philippines and the East Indies including the Dutch discoveries in New Guinea. The map is embellished with rhumb lines, sailing ships, sea monsters, compass roses and three cartouches. It was published by Valck and Schenk after they acquired some of Jansson's plates; here with the title changed from Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio, to emphasize the East Indies. The old title is still faintly visible.


Condition: A

The centerfold has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/1/2010