India Orientalis c1730/42
Rare Map of Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean and Australia "India Orientalis cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita . ." Published: Augsberg 1730/42
India, Myanmar, India, Thailand. Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, India Orientalis. Matthaus Seutter. A scarce map of the East Indies and part of Australia, from the Atlas Novus.
Excellent condition, copperplate engraved on hand laid paper with fine hand colour. Blank to verso and fold as issued. Approx engraved area: 480mm x 560mm (19" x 22")
The map extends from Japan and Persia in the North, to the Maldives and Australia and the Ladrones in the South and West. One of the most notable features of the map is that Australia continues to be attached to Nova Guinea, albeit with some hesitation, as the image extends outside the inner neatline to convey this information -this in spite of the fact that there are 20 or more place names along Australia's Northern Coastline. The detail throughout Southeast Asia is excellent and the print style typically strong. The cartouche is one of the more ornate Seutter cartouches, with elaborate scenes from sea, land, jungle and mythology.
Another genuine antique print over 290 years old from Rare Maps and Prints.