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Barent Langenes:  Sumatra Insula (Singapore named)

Maps of Southeast Asia

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Title: Sumatra Insula (Singapore named)

Map Maker: Barent Langenes

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1612

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 5 x 3.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $275.00

Inventory ID: 36849


Nice example of this early state of Barent Langenes, map of Sumatra and southern Malaysia (including Singapore), which first appeared in the 1598 edition of Langenes Caert-Thresoor, published in Middelburg.

The present map is one of the earliest obtainable maps to focus on the Straits of Malacca and one of the earliest works engraved by Benjamin Wright.

Langenes's map was first issued in his Caert-Thresoor and later re-published in by Bertius in his Tabularum Geographicarum, beginning in 1600, with the total number of appearances of this map running to no less than 12 appearances between 1598 and 1650 in the two works by Langenes and Bertius.

Condition Description: One wormhole in image.

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Maps of Southeast Asia