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A 17th century map of the trading empire of the Dutch East India Company

Stock No. 22918 Category: Tags: , , , , , Cartographer: BLAEU, Willem Janszoon.

India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae Adiacentes.
Amsterdam, c.1650, French text edition. Original colour. 410 x 505mm.

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A Dutch map of South East Asia, showing India and Japan in the north, and New Guinea and partial sections of the coast of Australia in the south, with cartouches for the title, dedication and scale. The dedication is to Dr. Laurens Real, Governor-General of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in Batavia 1615-1619, who introduced slave labour into the nutmeg plantations on Amboina.
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.

Additional information

Dimensions 505 × 410 mm
Cartographer

Date

1650

Extra Info

India quae Orientalis dicitur, et Insulae Adiacentes.

Publication

Amsterdam, c.1650, French text edition. Original colour. 410 x 505mm.

Condition

Old ink marginalia in text on reverse.

References

HKUST Library: 'one of the most detailed images of the sphere of operations and Asian trading empire of the Dutch East India Company'.