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Auction 189, Lot 631

"India Orientalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Southern & Southeast Asia

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm
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Fine example of this reduced version of Jodocus Hondius' important map of mainland Southeast Asia. It covers the region from the Indian sub-continent through Burma and Thailand, to the Philippines and extends to the tip of the Malaysian peninsula with parts of Borneo and Sumatra. It depicts the classical view of the river systems originating in a mythical Chiamai Lacus. India is much too narrow, Ceylon is overly large, and two large lakes are depicted in China. Latin text on verso, published between 1610-21.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8400:351.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with an impression that is a bit weak in the corners. Very light toning and soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/14/2022