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Auction 99, Lot 460

"Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.2 inches
50 x 38.6 cm

Fine decorative chart of the region including Indochina, the Philippines and the East Indies. Includes the new discoveries in New Guinea made by the Dutch "Duyfkens" exploration. 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. RESERVE $1,500


Condition: B

Muted original color with a bit of very minor foxing.

Estimate: $1,800 - $1,900


Closed on 6/12/2002