Auction 142, Lot 656

"India Orientalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

This small map covers the region from India through southern China and the Philippines, and includes all of the Malaysian Peninsula with parts of North Sumatra and Borneo. In India, the Bay of Cambray is very exaggerated. The mythical Chiamai Lacus appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Remargined at top with part of border expertly replaced in facsimile. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/28/2012

Archived