Date: 1613 (Published) Amsterdam
Original Size: 13.5 x 18.75 inches (34.3 cm x 47.6 cm)
This is a remarkable reproduction of the beautiful and bold map of Southeast Asia by Mercator-Hondius, which makes a powerful visual impression while portraying the increasing interest of the Dutch in the area following the establishment of the Dutch East India Company. Contributing to the geographical data for this map was the earlier work of Bartolomeu Lasso and Plancius.
The map covers the entire Malaysian Peninsula, Indochina, the Philippines and the East Indies as far as New Guinea, illustrating the Spice Islands. New details have been added in the Philippines and Marianas, and a channel which bisects the Malaysian Peninsula. A large navigational hazard is included in the open waters to the north of Borneo, as are other smaller hazards closer to shore in many areas.
This is one of the few maps to show evidence of Sir Francis Drake’s having been in the locale during his circumnavigation of the globe in 1577-80, and Hondius makes special note near the unknown coast of southern Java of Drake’s having landed. Three strapwork cartouches embellish the map, along with European ships in battle with each other, two compass roses, rhumb lines and a sea monster.
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