Bantam Bay – Pontamus (c.1611) – SOLD

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An early 17th century map of Bantam Bay, Java, in hand colour showing the positions of the Portuguese fleet prior to a battle with the Sultan of Bantam’s ships probably by Johannes Isaacus Pontanus (1571-1639) and published in his Rerun et Urbis Amstelodamensium Historia in Amsterdam in 1611, a description of the voyages made by the Dutch to Novoya Zemla and the first voyage of the Dutch to the East Indies. The map has Latin italic text below it giving a description of the letters on the map.

Condition: Very good

Measurement : 137 x 176 mm