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Auction 167, Lot 393

"India Orientalis", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Southern & Southeast Asia

Period: 1673 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.4 inches
25.4 x 18.8 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. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8400:353.1.

Condition: B+

Light toning with an impression that is slightly uneven at far right.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/28/2018