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Mar di India - JANSSON, Jan - 1650. [1200338]
1650 - Amsterdam, c.1650, blank verso. Original colour with additions. 440 x 560mm. Repaired tear at centre fold. Jansson's chart of the Indian Ocean, showing from the Cape of Good Hope to the 'Island' of Korea and Japan, published in Jansson's 'Atlas Maritimus'. Western Australia is quite well depicted, but the details are over twenty years out-of-date, as none of Tasman's discoveries are marked, having been suppressed by the Dutch East India Company. Only in the 1680s was the north coast of Australia and Tasmania added to the plate. Even then the Cape York Peninsula remained linked to New Guinea, an error not corrected for another century.
      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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