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Henricus Hondius:  India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes

Maps of Southeast Asia

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Title: India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes

Map Maker: Henricus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1636 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20 x 16.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $1,500.00

Inventory ID: 42967


Finely colored example of Hondius' map of Southeast Asia, based upon Blaeu's map of 1635.

An important Dutch map of South East Asia, noteworthy for being the second map to include the discoveries made in New Guinea and northern Queensland, Australia by the Dutch vessel Duyfken in 1605-06.  Under the command of Willem Janzoon, the Duyfken explored the eastern shore of the Gulf of Carpentaria, just below the Cape York Peninsula, a venture which was famously the first recorded European contact with Australia.

The map includes South East Asia in general with all of Malaysia, the East Indies, the Philippines, Indonesia, Indochina and southern China with the Pearl River Delta, Taiwan, and part of Japan. Richly embellished with 3 cartouches, coats of arms, 2 compass roses, a sea monster and 6 sailing vessels.

References: V Tooley, Australia 721; Suarez p.201.

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