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Rare Map of Southeast Asia, the Philippines and New Guinea etc.

Fine early map of South East Asia from the Maledives to the South of Japan with parts of the northern Australian coast, published separately by Mariette (sometimes also attributed to Du Val).

The map is derived from Henricus Hondius' map of 1638. G. F. De Wits landt is identified in Western Australia, as is the Australian coastline below Papua New Guinea.

The map extends north to the southernmost part of Japan and east to the Ladrones and New Guinea. The Philippines are mapped in nice detail, with a number of islands and towns named and some topographical features.

Singapore (Sinca Pura) is named, as is Siam and the Gulf de Sian.

The Dutch discoveries on Cape York and Western Australia are shown, based on either Blaeu's or Hondius's map, issued 1635 and 1638. Interestingly it includes the Trial Islands off the Western Australian coast which were to remain a mystery for nearly 200 years.

This map gives an excellent visual depiction of the treacherous nature of sailing through the Straits of Sunda and navigating the islands to the east, with the four sailing ships depicted following a southerly course.

A fine dark impression of this rare map.

Condition Description
Original Color. Minor soiling in lower margin.