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PONTANUS, J.I. - Java, Borneo and Southern Sumatra.

PONTANUS, J.I. - Java, Borneo and Southern Sumatra.
Java, Borneo and Southern Sumatra. - PONTANUS, J.I.
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Title : Java, Borneo and Southern Sumatra..
Map maker : PONTANUS, J.I..
Date : Amsterdam, 1611.
Size : 3.5 x 5.1 inches. / 9.0 x 13.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :An early, rare and beautiful map of Java and the southern part of Sumatra and Borneo. Includes Bali and Cambava (present-day Mataram?). Also includes shoals.
Fine calligraphic lettering, highly detailed islands, a cartouche and a wonderful compass rose. 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 a nicely coloured Dutch fleet under command of Cornelis Houtmann before the town of Banda.
From the description of the first expedition of the Dutch to the East Indies by Pontanus: 'Rerum et urbis Amstelodamensium historia'.
The maps are drawn by Jodocus Hondius.


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


ID: 93626

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