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South East Asia by Blaeu – c.1635

 INDIA quae ORIENTALIS dicitur, ET INSVLAE ADIACENTES

The famous and much sought-after early 18th century map of South-east Asia by the great Dutch cartographer William (Guiljelmus) Blaeu (1571-1638) first published in the two-volume Nieuwe Atlas (Koeman, Volume 1, page 105, map signature B) in 1635. This hand-coloured map, from the German language edition of 1642 (signature B), contains a dedication to Laurens Reael, VOC Director in Amsterdam and former Governor General in Asia, who was a personal; friend of Blaeu’s and who probably helped Blaeu obtain the copper plates from the VOC Directors for the new two-volume 1635 atlas.

Very good condition on thick hand-made paper; some professional restoration along bottom of centre-fold, measures 41.0 x 50.3 cm.

Purchase code: M1201

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