"Descriptio Sumatrae", Bertius, Petrus
Subject: South East Asia
Period: 1616 (circa)
Color: Black & White
5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm
Miniature map of Sumatra and the Malaysian peninsula with north oriented to the left. Sincapura is named, but appears to be a city on the mainland rather than the island shown off the tip of Malaysia. Numerous small islands and shoals are depicted. Simple strapwork title cartouche.
Lightly toned with usual text show-through from verso. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.