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Description

Extremely rare English map of the East Indies and Australia, oriented with the East at top of the map.

The map covers the East Indies from India to Japan in the north and New Guinea and Australia in the south. Australia is named Hollandia Nova and shows discoveries up to Abel Tasman.

The following toponyms can be found in the Philippines: "Manilla", "Mindora", "Tandaja", "S Iuan", "Minoano", "Paragoa", and "Luconia".

The map showed up exclusively in Seller's extremely rare miniature sea atlases, first with the Atlas Maritimus (1682) and then with the Hydrographia universalis, or a book of maritime charts, describing the sea coasts, islands and principal harbours, in all the known parts of the world / by John Seller. [London, circa 1690-1695].

Condition Description
Original hand-color. Small repaired tear in the lower right corner. Some small spots of foxing including one on the left platemark of the map. Overall Very Good or better.