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Old antique map of the East Indian Archipelago, by J. Hondius.

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Category:Antique maps > asia > southeast asia
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Insulae Indiae Orientalis Praecipuae, in quibus Moluccae celeberrimae sunt. - J. Hondius, 1619.


Old map of the East Indian Archipelago, by J. Hondius.

Date of the first edition: 1606
Date of this map: 1619

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 34.5 x 48cm (13.5 x 18.7 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 1, 8500:1A; Suarez (SE Asia), p. 193; Clancy, p.69 Map 5.13.

From: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura. Amsterdam, J. Hondius, 1619. (Van der Krogt 1, 113)

Two beautiful new maps of Southeast Asia were created by the Dutch mapmaker Jodocus Hondius for an enlarged issue of the Mercator Atlas of 1606. One covered the Indian Ocean region and the other focused on the islands. Geographically, Hondius largely followed the Bartolomeu Lasso pattern. The Insulae Indiae Orientalis is one of the few maps to show any trace of Francis Drake's presence in Southeast Asia.

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