"Insulae Indicae cum Terris Circumvicinis", Scherer, Heinrich
Subject: Southeast Asia
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
13.8 x 9 inches
35.1 x 22.9 cm
This charming small map of Southeast Asia is filled with topographical details and place names. Nova Hollandia (Australia) is depicted at bottom right with mountains and forests along the coastline. The interior of Australia is covered up with the scale of miles cartouche, surmounted by the Jesuite symbol. Papua New Guinea is shown as two partially delineated islands named Terra dos Papous and Nova Guinea, separated by a narrow strait. Four sailing ships and a decorative title cartouche embellish the map.
References: Tooley (Australia) #1124; Parry, p.163, pl. 5.35; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #281-26.