Includes Discoveries Made by the Dutch "Duyfken" Exploration
"Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Southeast Asia
Period: 1646 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm
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, published between 1646-57.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8500:1B.1.
Contemporary color with an impression that is slightly weak in some areas and with some printer's ink residue and light toning.