Auction 135, Lot 667

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

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 18.3 inches
56.4 x 46.5 cm

This superb map of Southeast 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. There is a partial outline of Papua New Guinea and considerable cartographic data in the East Indies. The fabulous title cartouche is surrounded by various people of the region and a bounty of trade goods.

References: Tooley (Australia) #1300.

Condition: B+

Lovely old color with a few minor faint spots. Remargined all around to accommodate framing with a professional repair of a 1.5" tear along the lower centerfold.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,500

Sold for: $850

Closed on 2/16/2011

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