This map of the islands of Indonesia by French cartographer Rigobert Bonne was showing the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and the island of Borneo. Inset with the islands of the Moluccas.
Size: 61,2 cm x 43,7 cm (S) – 81 cm x 57,3 cm (M) – 107 cm x 76 cm (L)
Printed on canvas – vinyl.
This highly decorative map was originally published in 1596 by Jan Huygen van Linschoten in his ‘Itinerario’. Linschoten acquired most of the information for the map while serving as the secretary to the Portuguese archbishop in Goa (India) from 1583 to 1589. This map contributed to the end of the Portugese monopoly is the East Indies and opened up the route to the spice islands the Dutch. The map includes a tremendously detailed treatment of the region, displaying a marvelous blend of mythical cartographic detail and contemporary Portugese knowledge in the region. Linschoten also depicts information from the travel account of Marco Polo, including the location of the mythical land of ‘Beach provincia auriferain’ the region where Australia would eventually be discovered. On the mainland the four large lakes in the interior are based on Chinese legend. Korea is shown as a large circular island and Japan is shaped as a shrimp.
Size: 61 cm x 47,3 cm (S) – 80,5 cm x 62 cm (M) – 107 cm x 82,5 cm (L)
Printed on canvas – vinyl
Reproduction of a rare early 17th century map of Southeast Asia and the East Indies by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) who bought the plates of Mercator’s Atlas in 1604 and added 37 new maps to Mercator’s original number including this beautiful map of Southeast Asia and from 1606 published enlarged editions in Latin and French. These atlases entitled Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figure, are generally known as the Mercator/Hondius series. The map shows the whole region from the Malay Peninsula to New Guinea with the Spice Islands central, and is closely modelled on Petrus Plancius’ Insulae Moluccae published in Linschoten’s Itinerario ten years earlier. The geography of the East Indian Islands is no improvement on that of Linschoten and De Bry of a decade earlier. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, it is also noteworthy for being one of the few maps to show evidence of Francis Drake’s presence in Southeast Asia during his circumnavigation of the globe in 1577-80. Drake made a landfall on the southern coast of Java, probably in the vicinity of Cilacap and Hondius draws the little known southern coast as a dotted line, save for the presumed point of Drake’s supposed landing which is marked `Huc Franciscus Dra. Appulit (here Francis Drake landed).
size : 61 cm x 46 cm (S) – 80 cm x 60 cm (M) – 107 cm x 80 cm (L)
Printed on canvas-vinyl
Reproduction of the most valuable and rare maps of spice islands in Indonesia or East Indies engraved by Petrus Plancius. The map was originally collected and bounded by Jan Huygen van Linschoten in his book Itinerario, the first popular sailing guide to the ports and cities of the Portuguese trading empire in the Far East including the Spice Islands, China and Japan. This valuable and highly secret informations contained on the map could bring the death penalty in Portugal if made public at the end of the 16th century.
Size: 61 cm x 46 cm (S) – 80 cm x 60 cm (M) – 107 cm x 80 cm (L)
Printed on canvas – vinyl