1690 – J. Danckerts – Exactissima Asiae Delineatio
Title: “Exactissima Asiae Delineatio in Praecipuas Regiones Caerterasque Partes divisa et denuo in lucem edita . . .”
Attractive and very detailed map of the Asian continent and East Indies, derived from Frederick de Wit’s map. The extent of European knowledge of the region is depicted reflecting the surveys of the Dutch East India Company. The work of the Jesuit missionaries is reflected in the well-documented region of China, while there is less information presented in northern and central Asia. Interesting projection of Japan and nice detail in China. Several place names on the northern Australian coast. The Philippines and Southeast Asian landmasses are disproportionately large, with the surrounding seas much smaller than actual size.
The map comes from the atlas “Atlas Bij Iustus Danckers in de Calverftraet inde Dancbaerheijt” published by Justus Danckerts in Amsterdam, 1690.
Cartographer/Publisher: Justus Danckerts (1635-1701)
Sheet size: 61,3 x 52,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition. Contemporary coloring. Brownish paper.
This is an original antique map published in 1690 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
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