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Java Island by Janssonius c.1657

INSULAE IAVAE Cum parte insularum BORNEO SVMATRA. et circumjacentium insularum noviffima delineatio.

A beautiful mid-17th century sea chart of Java Island in old colour by the famous Dutch cartographer Jan Jansson also known as Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) that was originally published in his five-volume sea atlas Atlantis Majoris Quinta Pars Orbem Maritimum in 1657. One of three folio-sized maps of the three largest Indonesian islands in the atlas, the others being Sumatra and Borneo. This edition was published by Peter Schenk (1661-1711) and Gerard Valk, engravers and booksellers of Amsterdam, who acquired the copper plates of Jansson’s in Atlantis Majoris 1694 and began to produce Jansson’s maps with their imprimatur.

Measures 415 x 512 mm.

Purchase code: M0957

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