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Auction 167, Lot 386

"Sumatrae et Insularum Locorumque Nonnullorum Circumiacentium Tabula Nova", Jansson, Jan

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1659 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.4 x 16.6 inches
51.8 x 42.2 cm

This beautiful map of Sumatra was one of the earliest detailed depictions of Sumatra and remained the most important map of the region until well into the eighteenth century. The place name Senafur labels a promontory south of Ihor (Johor Baharu) in the vicinity of Singapore. Lovely compass roses, with radiating rhumb lines, orient the chart with north to the left. The map is further ornamented with two fine cartouches and a sailing ship. Blank verso. This map is quite uncommon as it was only published in a few editions of Jansson's atlases.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8530:1.

Condition: A

A nice impression on paper with a large elephant watermark, a long printer's crease adjacent to the centerfold, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $700 - $850


Closed on 3/28/2018