Auction 140, Lot 779

"Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1633 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 15.5 inches
50.8 x 39.4 cm

Decorative chart of the region including Indochina, the Philippines and the East Indies. Includes the new discoveries in New Guinea made by the Dutch "Duyfkens" exploration. The map is embellished with rhumb lines, sailing ships, sea monsters, compass roses and three cartouches. The cartouches feature indigenous people, mermaids and a sea monster. German text on verso.

References: Schilder Australia #24; Clancy Map 6.6; Tooley 746; Phillips (A) 445 [674-75].

Condition: B+

Minor soiling and light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,500

Sold for: $950

Closed on 5/23/2012