Striking map of the region from China, Korea and Japan to New Guinea, centered on the Malay Peninsula and the Philipines.
Several coastal towns noted, but little depicted in the interior. Japan is shown in Bellin's distinctive style. Good detail of the islands of Indonesia. The chart is centered around a striking compass rose with radiating rhumb lines and a delicately engraved cartouche.
Jakob van der Schley was a skilled draftsman and engraver who operated out of Amsterdam and had strong ties with the Hague. He was trained by Bernard Picart and his style resembles that of the elder man. Van der Schely was known for intricately engraved portraits and frontispieces. He signed most of the plates used in the Hague edition of the Abbe Prevost's Histoire generale des voyages.