"Manila", Commelin, Isaac
Subject: Manila, Philippines
Period: 1725 (published)
Publication: Recueil des Voyages...
Color: Black & White
6.4 x 5.4 inches
16.3 x 13.7 cm
A small bird's-eye view centered on Manila Bay with the city nestled along its waters. Further out in the bay are numerous ships of both European and Asian design, reflecting the city's status as an important trading center. The view was included in volume 8 of the French translation of Isaac Commelin's compilation of Dutch expeditions, translated by Rene Augustin Constantin De Renneville and published under the title: Recueil des Voyages qui Ont Servi a l'Establissement et aux Progrez de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales Formee dans les Provinces-Unies des Pais-Bas. De Renneville's work included newly engraved maps copied from Commelin.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COMM-3a #35.
A dark impression on a clean sheet with a pair of wormholes in the lower right and left blank margins.