Auction 146, Lot 717

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

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.4 x 18.4 inches
56.9 x 46.7 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 original color that has been partially refreshed, light soiling, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/4/2013

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