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The first issue of this 16th century miniature map of Java

Stock No. 21280 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: WRIGHT, Benjamin.

Java Major.
Amsterdam, Cornelis Claez, 1599, Dutch text edition. 85 x 125mm, with letterpress surtitle and pagination.

£260

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A scarce map of Java and the nearby islands, one of four new maps engraved by Benjamin Wright for this second edition of the 'Caert-Thresoor', with a text by an unknown author.
Wright, who was born in London c. 1575, worked in Amsterdam between 1599 and 1611 before moving to Italy, engraving for Magini in Bologna. The last records of Wright are his letters of 1612-3, in which he admits to pawning copperplates he was working on for a client.
By 1600 this map was being published in the 'Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum' with a text by Petrus Bertius, and in 1616 a new plate was engraved by Jodocus Hondius II, slightly larger and with wider borders with scales of longitude and latitude.

Additional information

Dimensions 125 × 85 mm
Cartographer

Date

1599

Extra Info

Java Major.

Publication

Amsterdam, Cornelis Claez, 1599, Dutch text edition. 85 x 125mm, with letterpress surtitle and pagination.

Condition

A good example.

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