Auction 135, Lot 663

"India Orientalis", Cloppenburg, Johannes

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.2 x 7.5 inches
25.9 x 19.1 cm

This is a reduced version of Jodocus Hondius' folio map of South East Asia. It covers the region from India through southern China and the Philippines including all of the Malay peninsula with parts of northern Sumatra and Borneo. The Gulf of Cambay is very exaggerated. The mythical Caiemai Lacus appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China. From the rare Cloppenburg edition of the pocket version of Mercator's atlas. This was a slightly larger version and was the least successful of three Atlas Minor versions. It was published in just three editions from 1630 to 1636. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

There is some thin paper in the bottom blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/16/2011

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