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Late 16th century Map of Bali

Attractive miniature map of Bali (Baly), engraved by the English engraver Benjamin Wright and originally published in Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius in the late 16th century.

 

size image: 18 cm x 13 cm

$ 11

Carte des Isles de Java, Sumatra, Borneo c.1764

Decorative mid-18th century French map of Indonesia by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772), who spent more than 50 years at the French Hydrographic Service where he was appointed the first Ingénieur hydrographe de la Marine and was commissioned to carry out new surveys, first of the coasts of France and then of all the known coasts of the world. The map was published in the Petit atlas maritime in 1764. The map is identical to the one produced by Bellin for A.F. Prévost’s Histoire générales des Voyages in Paris between 1747 and 1775.

Size: 29 cm x 25 cm

$ 15

7 sheet Java Map c.1724

‘NIEUWE EN ZEER NAAUKEURIGE KAART VAN T EYLAND JAVA MAJOR OF GROOT JAVA’ (‘New and very accurate map of the island Java Major or Big Java’). This large size map of Java by Francois Valentyn was originally published in Amsterdam in the ‘Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien’ between 1724 and 1726. The original map of Java consisted of 7 separate maps which featured in the book ‘Beschrijvingen van Groot Djava of te Java Major’ (‘Descriptions of Big Java or Java Major’). From west to east the map shows ‘T Koninkrijk Bantam (the Kingdom of Bantam), ‘T Koninkrijk Jakarta, ‘T Koninkrijk Tsjeribon, De Landen van Mataram (The Countries of Mataram), De Landen van Panaraga , Kadoenwang (The countries of Panaraga, Kadoenwang), ‘t Eyland Madura, ‘t Prinsendom Soerabaja en Passaroewan (The Island Madura, the Princedom Soerabaja and Passaroewan) and ‘T Vorstendom of Landschap Balamboang (the Principality/Princedom or Landscape Balamboang). The map has soundings around the whole coastline of Java and a lot of information on land-use, topography and settlements in early 18th century Java.

This map consists of seven seperate sheets. The framed price includes luxury framing (inner frames around the individual sheets, cloth and a large frame).

Size images: 26 cm x 46 xm (7x)

$ 125

Java c.1657

Reproduction of a beautiful mid-17th century sea chart of Java Island by the famous Dutch cartographer Jan Jansson also known as Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) that was originally published in his five-volume sea atlas Atlantis Majoris Quinta Pars Orbem Maritimum in 1657. One of three folio-sized maps of the three largest Indonesian islands in the atlas, the others being Sumatra and Borneo. This edition was published by Peter Schenk (1661-1711) and Gerard Valk, engravers and booksellers of Amsterdam, who acquired the copper plates of Jansson’s in Atlantis Majoris 1694 and began to produce Jansson’s maps with their imprimatur.

Size image: 52 cm x 42 cm

$ 36

South East Asia C.1604

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

$ 18

Map of Abel Tasman’s 1ste voyage c.1726

Mid-18th century map showing the route taken by Abel Tasman on his way to discovering New Zealand, Tasmania, Tonga and Fiji. The map was originally published by Francois Valentyn in his ‘Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien’ (Old and New East Indies). Tasman started his voyage in Mauritius and left Batavia on August 14th 1642, commanded by the VOC, to determine whether the already discovered (north)west Australian coasts were connected with the hypothetical southern continent. The results of Tasman’s second voyage of 1644 are not included in this map.

size image: 47 cm x 31 cm

$ 36

South East Asia c.1635

The famous early 17th century map of South-East Asia by the great Dutch cartographer William Blaeu. The original map was first published in the two-volume “Nieuwe Atlas” in 1635, showing India and Japan in the north, and New Guinea and partial sections of the coast of Australia in the south, with attractive cartouches for the title of this wonderful map. As the official cartographer to the VOC Blaeu had access to the most up-to-date information, although he is known to have supressed knowledge of Australia for thirty years. “one of the most detailed images of the sphere of operations and Asian trading empire of the Dutch East India Company”.

Size image: 40 cm x 49 cm

$ 36

Two Bali Girls Offering

Two Bali Girls Offering, Card-board with coloured passe-partout.  345 mm width x 425 mm height,  IDR. 279.000

$ 20

Dieng Plateau C.1853

Reproduction of a lithograph by Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, showing a marshy plateau in the Dieng volcanic complex, located in Central Java. On the left is one of the Dieng temples. The original lithograph was published in Junghuhn’s Landschaften-Atlas zu Java, Amsterdam 1850-1854.

size : 54 cm x 39 cm (S)  –  70,5 cm x 50,5 cm (M)  –  93,4 cm x 66,7 cm (L)

Printed on canvas – vinyl.

$ 14

Bali Hotel Denpasar

The first step of organized tourism in Balinese history was made in 1924 when the Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) established a weekly steamship route between Bali and Batavia (Jakarta), Singapore, Semarang, Surabaya and Makassar. The first tourists were from the Dutch colonial administration. The schedule was that the passengers disembarked on a Friday morning, made a round trip on the island by car and left on Sunday. They slept on the ship or in rest houses. Four years later, in 1928, the first international hotel in Bali was opened by the Dutch shipping company KPM: the Bali Hotel in downtown Denpasar, built on the site of the 1906 Badung puputan. Today the hotel still exists, holding a different name: Inna Bali Hotel.

size image: 44 cm x 69 cm

 

$ 36

Taprobana Insula c.1540

Taprobana as shown by the German geographer, cartographer and theologian Sebastian Munster. On some maps of the period Taprobana is depicted as Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and on others as the much larger island of Sumatra. In this particular instance Taprobana has the equator running through the southern part of the island and therefore cannot represent Ceylon which lies north of the equator. The position of the equator and the location to the south-west of ‘Pars Indiae’ suggests Sumatra Island. The name, shape and position of the island in the Indian ocean is derived from an earlier world map of Ptolemy contained in a 15th century (pre-1470) manuscript and represents a vestige of the mythical islands of Ptolemy’s land-locked Indian Ocean (Mare Indicum). The cartouche contains an old Gothic text referring to Taprobana and Sumatra and the commodities available on the island including pepper, one of the major spices produced in Sumatra. The map was probably published in Münster’s Geographia Universalis in 1540.

Size image: 34 cm x 25 cm

 

$ 36

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