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Auction 188, Lot 661

Includes Discoveries Made by the Dutch "Duyfken" Exploration

"Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii. Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm
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Decorative chart of the region including Indochina, the Philippines, and the East Indies. This map is significant for being one of the earliest to include the new discoveries made by the Dutch Duyfken exploration, as evidenced by Duyfkens Eylant depicted just below New Guinea. The Duyfken was a small ship that made landfall in 1606 on the shores of Australia's Cape York Peninsula, and is credited with the first authenticated European landing on Australian soil. The map is embellished with rhumb lines, sailing ships, sea monsters, compass roses, and three cartouches. The cartouches feature indigenous people, mermaids, and a sea monster. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8500:1B.1.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with some color offsetting and show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/22/2022