Author: Hondius, Jodocus
Title: India Orientalis
Place Published: Amsterdam
Date Published: 1606-
Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 35.5x48.5 cm (14x19")
One of the earliest maps to focus on the region covering the Indian peninsula, through Burma and Thailand, to the Philippines and extending to the tip of the Malaysian peninsula with parts of Borneo and Sumatra. Well-engraved with a wave-patterned sea, a galleon, a sampan, and a sea monster. Inland the dominate feature is the mythical Chiamai Lacus from which five rivers flow and two other spurious lakes in central China. Numerous place names along the coasts. French text on verso. From the 1619 edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas.