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Southeast Asia by W. & J. Blaeu

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India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes., 1640-43.

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Item Number:  26566
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Southeast Asia
References: Van der Krogt 2 - 8400:2, Parry - Pl. 4.27, Suarez (SE Asia) - p.201-03, Schilder (Australia) - #40, Clancy - p.79 Map 6.7

Old, antique map of Southeast Asia, by W. & J. Blaeu.

Date of the first edition: 1634
Date of this map: 1640-43

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 41.5 x 50.5cm (16.1 x 19.7 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 2, 8400:2; Parry, Pl. 4.27; Suarez (SE Asia) p.201-03; Schilder (Australia) #40; Clancy, p.79 Map 6.7.

From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, W.& J. Blaeu, 1635. (Van der Krogt 2, 101)

Dedicated to Laurentius Real by W. Blaeu.

"This map contains a dedication to Laurens Rael, VOC Director in Amsterdam and former Governor General in Asia, who was a personal friend of William Blaeu's and who probably helped Blaeu obtain the copper plates from the VOC Directors for the new two-volume 1635 atlas that was enriched with new maps of the region including that of the East Indian Islands." (Parry, p. 115)