Auction 150, Lot 612

"De Agtste Oostindize Reys voor d' Engelze Maatschappie onder Kapitein Ioan Saris, Gedaan na Iava, de Moluccos, en Iapan", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Eastern Asia

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Landreysen…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

John Saris was a Captain who commanded the first English voyage to Japan in 1613 in an effort to establish trade relations. This map depicts the route of Saris' voyage, extending from India in the west to Indonesia in the east. India appears in an almost trapezoidal shape, and the mythical Chiamai L. is depicted in China with four southerly flowing rivers. New Guinea is given a thin, elongated shape, and the northern tip of Nova Hollandia (Australia) is shown. This map was published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

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Condition: A

A dark impression. The bottom margin has been extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/17/2014

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