Auction 149, Lot 652

"India Orientalis", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1676 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Uytbeeldinge en Vertooning de Gantscher Aerdbodem...

Color: Black & White

10.1 x 7.4 inches
25.7 x 18.8 cm

This is a reduced version of Jodocus Hondius' folio map of South East Asia. It covers the region from India through southern China and the Philippines including all of the Malay peninsula with parts of northern Sumatra and Borneo. The Gulf of Cambay is very exaggerated. The mythical Caiemai Lacus appears northeast of India, along with two large lakes in China.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8400:353:31.

Condition: A

A few faint spots, else fine.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 5/21/2014