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VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H. - Exacta & accurata.. regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja..

VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H. -  Exacta & accurata.. regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja..
Exacta & accurata.. regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja.. - VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H.
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Title : Exacta & accurata.. regionibus China, Cauchinchina, Camboja...
Map maker : VAN LINSCHOTEN, J.H..
Date : Amsterdam, 1599-1638.
Size : 15.4 x 20.7 inches. / 39.0 x 52.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description : ...the Far East and the Malay Archipelago are represented in such detail as was known only to the Portuguese at that time and had never before shown on a printed map. (Schilder) The distinctive shape of Japan here is found only on portolanos of the period. The map is also one of the earliest to focus closely on the Philippines and was drawn from de Lasso with the curious orientation of Palawan.

In other regions, Linschoten draws upon the reports of Marco Polo, most notably for the location of the mythical land of Beach provincia auriferain the region where Australia would eventually be discovered.
On the mainland, the course of the Mekong is placed too far west, significantly distorting the region and four large lakes in the interior are based on Chinese legend. Korea is shown as a large circular island.

The map is a splendid engraving with decorative details such as several animals in China, two fine compass roses and several whales and ships.
Read more Early maps of South East Asia [+]
Quirino, Philippine Cartography pp.27,77. G.Schilder, 18; T.Suarez (SEA) fig. 91; L.Walter, Japan, 12.
Condition : Short margins, as issued. Reinforcement on verso along old folds, mainly for protective reason. Rest in very good condition, printed on thin paper. Two sheets of paper, joined as issued.

ID: 38573

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