Jaillot/Mortier's Much-Imitated Map of Southeast Asia
"Le Royaume de Siam avec les Royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires, et les Isles de Sumatra, Andemaon, Etc. et les Isles Voisine...", Jaillot/Mortier
Subject: Southeast Asia
Period: 1708 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Nouveau Contenant Toutes les Parties du Monde...
Color: Hand Color
21.9 x 30.5 inches
55.6 x 77.5 cm
This large and striking map of Southeast Asia shows the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand), Cambodia, Vietnam, the Malaysian Peninsula, and the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, and Java. Numerous smaller islands are identified as well. The region depicted here was the domain of the Dutch East Indies Company (V.O.C.), which made its headquarters in Batavia (Jakarta) on the island of Java. Ship routes from Batavia to Siam are noted. The map was primarily drawn from the accounts of French Jesuits and the French Embassy that traveled through the Straits of Banca and the Gulf of Siam in 1685-86. Both Amsterdam-based publisher Joachim Ottens and French published Henri Abraham Chatelain copied this bold and exquisitely detailed map for their own publications. On 2 sheets, joined.
References: cf. Parry #6.5, p. 177-78; Pastoureau, JAILLOT IF #358.
A nice impression with light toning along the centerfold and sheet's edges, and minor scattered foxing.