c. 1670 – N. VISSCHER – Indiae Orientalis
Title: “Indiae Orientalis nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio.”
Detailed map of East Indies, extending from India to northern Australia. A decorative title cartouche, comprised of a carved stone block, surrounded by oriental figures, trade goods, birds and animals. The map shows Dutch discoveries in Australia, include: Carstensz in the Pera on Cape York 1623, Tasman’s second voyage on the northern Australian coast 1644 and those of van Colster in the Arnhem 1623. New Guinea is shown with an uncharted west coast and named Terra dos Papous.
The map comes from Nicolaes Visscher II atlas “Atlas Minor sive Geographia Compendiosa” published in Amsterdam circa 1670.
Cartographer: Nicolaes Visscher II (1649–1702)
Sheet size: 65,2 x 55,7 cm
Year: c. 1670
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition. Contemporary colouring. Few cracks due to green colour oxidation reinforced on verso (with japanese tissue). Margins professionally extended.
This is an original antique map published circa 1670 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
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