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S.E.ASIA, INDIA, Taprobana, Sri Lanka,Malaysia, Cluver, Jansson antique map 1661

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INDIA VETUS

by Philipp Cluver

Published by Johannes Janssonium, Amsterdam 1661 in Philipp Cluver's
"Introductionis in Universam Geographiam, Tam Veterem Quam Novam Libri VI ."

An original 17th century copper engraved miniature antique map of India Vetus or Old India.

A fascinating map of India and S.E.Asia with Taprobana prominently charted.

Taprobana or Taprobane is usually accepted as a misplaced and enlarged Ceylon/Sri Lanka after Ptolemy, but Sumatra is also a possible contender.

The large island is surrounded by numerous satellite islands and there is also interesting portrayal of South East Asia.

The title is displayed in a decorative cartouche.

Printed on robust hand laid paper, blank verso. Enhanced with attractive later hand colouring.

Fine condition other than a repair to worm damage in the upper margin and border. Centre fold as issued.

Approx. 7.5" x 5.5" (185mm x 135mm) map area only, with good margins beyond.

Scarce.


Philipp Cluver (1580 -1622) was an early German geographer and historian who published a number of works on the antiquities of Germany, Sicily, and the Rhine valley.

He went on to produce a number of miniature atlases including the Introductionis in Universam Geographiam which was published after his death from 1624 onwards.

This example is from Jansson's edition of 1661.

The maps were engraved by several leading cartographers of the time, predominantly by Pieter Van Den Keere, and others by Abraham Goos and Abraham Ortelius.

A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 350 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS

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