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Publisher: PLANCIUS, Petrus.
Title: Insulae Moluccae celeberrimæ sunt ob Maximam aromatum copiam quam per totum terrarum orbem mittunt…
Published in: Amsterdam,1592-1594
   
Size: 15.0 x 21.3 inches.
38.0 x 54.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In very good condition. Short left margin, as issued.
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FIRST EDITION, engraved by Johannes à Doeticum c.1594. Very rare key map showing Southeast Asia with the Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, and much of the mainland coast well-delineated.
The large islands of the Philippines, such as Luzon and Mindanao, are well-drawn, and although the cluster of islands between them are crude, they are at least well placed and correctly named. Palawan is confused with the "Calamianes" a group of small islands to its east.

To the southeast, a vast New Guinea has been tentatively assigned to a theoretical southern continent, Plancius confuses its west coast, present-day Irian Jaya, with the island of Seram (Ceriam), upon which he places the Guinean port of "Canam".

On the mainland the fictitious trans peninsula waterway is shown, as is a phantom lake, dotted with islands, west of Siam. Plancius curiously omits Singapore. At the bottom of the map he depicts the various commodities that the islands have to offer - the key to any prospective Dutch investor. These include cloves (Caryophilorum Arbor), nutmeg (nux Myristica) and red and white sandalwood (Santulum): sought after for their culinary and medicinal properties.
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Reference: Schilder, Monumenta Cartografica Neerlandica, Vol.VII, 5.24. first state.



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