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Auction 189, Lot 612

"Insulae Indiae Orientalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.7 inches
19.3 x 14.5 cm
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Charming map of the East Indies covering the coast of Indochina and Malaysia with the Philippines and Indonesia. The map shows the famous Spice Islands and the important trade capitals of the region. The west coast of New Guinea is exaggerated, and the southern coastline of Iava Maior (Java) is shown only by a dotted line. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor. Latin text on verso, from the first edition in which this map appeared.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8500:352.1.

Condition: A

A dark impression with show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2022