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India quae orientalis dicitur, et insulae adiacentes.[Amsterdam], Willem Jansz. Blaeu, [1640]. Engraved double-page map (image size: 41.5 x 51 cm; leaf size: 48 x 57 cm) from a Blaeu atlas, with French text on the verso. With Blaeu's name beneath the dedication in a armorial cartouche on the lower left, title in a cartouche on top and scales in a cartouche on the lower right. Mounted, at the top only, on black paper.
V.d. Krogt, Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici II, 2:112.2, no. 85. Engraved map of Southeast Asia, showing the area from India in the north west to the most southern part of Japan in the north east, with the Indonesian archipelago in the most south with an outline of the western part of New Guinea (now part of Indonesia). The areas depicted furthermore include present day Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines. This map was published in the second volume of the Le theatre du monde ou Nouvel Atlas published in 1640, by the famous cartographer Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638). His position as official cartographer of the Dutch VOC ensured he had access to the most accurate region information, making the best maps of his era. The present map gives an accurate view of the topographical knowledge of Asia in the early 17th century, with the first account of Europe exploration of Australia, showing an accurate outline of New Guinea. Some minor browning along the extremities, a tiny tear in the left margin and a couple spots. A good copy.
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