"Indiae Orientalis, nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio ", Visscher, Nicolas
Subject: Southern & Southeast Asia
Period: 1680 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 18.3 inches
56.4 x 46.5 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.
A dark impression with very light toning and foxing. There are short centerfold separations that enter less than 1" at top and bottom that have been professionally repaired.