Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio. Jan Jansson.

Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio.

Amsterdam: Jansson, 1650. An important map for the cartographic history of Australia, showing 'Duyfkens Eylant', which was named for the ship in which Willem Janszoon, who made the first recorded European landing on the Australian continent (on the west coast of Cape York Peninsula) sailed in 1606. Also showing Hong Kong. From China in the north, through the Indonesian islands, Borneo and New Guinea, and east to uncharted Australia. With a title cartouche at the upper right flanked by native figures, and two smaller cartouches at lower right and left. With sailing ships, sea monsters, compass roses, and rhumb lines. Old color, with French text on verso. Small area of damp stain at upper left corner intrudes just barely into the image and is barely visible; small closed tear at center fold below margin of print, otherwise very good. Image size: 20 x 15 1/2". Paper size: 22 1/4 x 19". References: Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 8500:1B.1. Very good overall. Item #15873

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