Auction 150, Lot 627

"India Orientalis", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1616 (circa)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.9 inches
13.5 x 9.9 cm

A lovely miniature map of mainland Southeast Asia, covering the region from the Indian sub-continent through Burma and Thailand, to the Philippines and extending to the tip of the Malaysian peninsula with parts of Borneo and Sumatra. It depicts the classical view of the river systems originating in a mythical Chiamai Lacus. India is much too narrow, Ceylon is overly large, and two large lakes are depicted in China. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8400:342.

Condition: A

Attractive color with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 9/17/2014