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PONTANUS, J.I. - Siege of Malacca.

PONTANUS, J.I. - Siege of Malacca.
Siege of Malacca. - PONTANUS, J.I.
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Title : Siege of Malacca..
Map maker : PONTANUS, J.I..
Date : Amsterdam, 1611.
Size : 4.5 x 5.9 inches. / 11.5 x 15.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Siege of Malacca by admiral Cornelis Matelief. Malacca is in the background. The Dutch go ashore with boats and march on the city. Even though this map is much smaller than an atlas map from Blaeu, Hondius or Ortelius, it is still a highly detailed and delightful map, and often the first one of its region. On verso the battle for Malacca between the VOC fleet and the Portuguese, 1606.
Schematic depiction of the naval confrontation between the fleets of Cornelis Matelieff de Jonge and Pedro Mascarenhas off Cape Rachado. The Latin entry “Matlivij naves 12” refers to the ships of Admiral Matelieff, while the “Lusitanicae naves” refers to the Portuguese armada.
An entire leaf from the book by Pontanus ‘Rerum et urbis Amstelodamensium Historia’ (1611).

Condition : Condition of the map is good. Copper engraving with letterpress. Size of page 195 x 300 mm.

ID: 93623

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