Antique Map Java by Janssonius titled ‘INSULAE IAVAE Cum parte insularum BORNEO SVMATRA. et circumjacentium insularum noviffima delineation’.
A beautiful mid-17th century sea chart of Java Island in original 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.
Excellent condition with wide margins and a strong plate mark, measures 413 x 506 mm.
Artist: J. Janssonius
Purchase Code: M0883