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Jan Jansson:  Insulae Iavae cum Parte Insularum Borneo Sumatrae, et circumjacentium insularum novissima delineatio

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Title: Insulae Iavae cum Parte Insularum Borneo Sumatrae, et circumjacentium insularum novissima delineatio

Map Maker: Jan Jansson

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1650 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20.5 x 16.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $1,100.00

Inventory ID: 0240gh


Description:

Fine old color example of Jansson's chart of Java and parts of Bali, Borneo, Sumatra and surrounding islands.

This elegant chart focuses on the island of Java with parts of Sumatra, Borneo and Bali.  The lack of interior detail correctly reflects the state of knowledge of the period and the fact this was primiarly intended to be a sea chart.

The Dutch capital in the East Indies is located at Batavia (Jakarta) where a small fort is shown. The beautiful chart is richly embellished with two fine cartouches featuring natives and Chinese merchants flanking the title and Neptune and mermaids surrounding the scale of miles.

The cartouche includes an unusual monochromatic color style which was more commonly used by Blaeu, Jansson and other Dutch mapmakers after about 1665.


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