Auction 155, Lot 657

"India Orientalis", Leti, Gregorio

Subject: Southern Asia

Period: 1690 (published)

Publication: Teatro Belgico

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 7.5 inches
25.9 x 19.1 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. Italian text on verso.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.LETI-2a #42.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with attractive color. The page title is printed over the map in the border at left.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/18/2015