"[2 Maps with Disbound Text] Scheeps-Togt door Don Henrique de Menezes van Couchin na Panana int Gebied des Samorynzen Konink Van Calicut Gelegen [and] De Vaste Kusten en Eylanden van Indien van Pegu en Malacca af, Tot aan de Moluccos, etc.", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1707 (published)
Color: Black & White
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm
These two maps are still bound into a 138-page disbound section of one of Van der Aa's exploration volumes, which includes Vasco De Gama's voyages to Asia:
Scheeps-Togt door Don Henrique de Menezes van Couchin na Panana int Gebied des Samorynzen Konink Van Calicut Gelegen. An attractive map extending from the Arabian peninsula east to India and Sri Lanka used to describe Vasco De Gama's final journey to India. De Gama was the first European to reach India by ship and became governor in 1524 but died a few months later. The map is decorated by a title cartouche symbolizing European arrival in the region with trees being chopped down and a burning village in the background.
De Vaste Kusten en Eylanden van Indien van Pegu en Malacca af, tot aan de Moluccos, etc. A charming little map of southeast Asia used to depict De Gama's journey to this region. Cartographically it covers the area from Thailand south to Sumatra and Java and east to the Philippines. Includes excellent coastal detail with numerous islands identified along with topography and river systems in the interior. The drape-style title cartouche is held aloft by a European soldier with a battle scene in the background.
The disbound text also includes 2 engraved battle scenes. 12mo.
The maps have dark impressions with faint toning and offsetting. Plates and disbound text are very good with faint toning. The title page has separated with cello tape along the left sheet edge.