Decorative chart of the region including Indochina, the Philippines and the East Indies. This map is significant for being one of the earliest to include the new discoveries made by the Dutch Duyfken exploration, as evidenced by Duyfkens Eylant depicted just below New Guinea. The Duyfken was a small ship that made landfall in 1606 on the shores of Australia's Cape York Peninsula, and is credited with the first authenticated European landing on Australian soil. The map is embellished with rhumb lines, sailing ships, sea monsters, compass roses and three cartouches. The cartouches feature indigenous people, mermaids and a sea monster. Latin text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8500:1B.1.
There are professional repairs to short centerfold separations at top and bottom and to a 1" tear near the center. A good impression with light printer's ink residue and a few small spots.