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Selected Maps: 1 to 16 of 167

Cartographer: Laurent Fries
Title: : [China, Tartary & Japan]
Date: 1535      Size: 20 x 12 inches
Published: Lyon
Description: Early woodcut map of China, Tartary, and Japan from the 1535 edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia', published by Gaspar & Melchior Treschel with maps by Laurent Fries.
Map Ref: SEAS2881
Cartographer: Claudius Ptolemy
Title: : [Malay Peninula]
Date: 1541      Size: 17 x 12 inches
Published: Vienne
Description: Malay Peninula. Rare and early woodcut after Ptolemy.
Map Ref: SEAS3119
Cartographer: Laurent Fries
Title: : Tabula Nova Indiae orientalis & meridionalis
Date: 1541      Size: 17 x 11 inches
Published: Vienne
Description: Early woodcut map of Southeast Asia, one of just three new maps added by Fries to his editions of Ptolemy's 'Geographia'.
Map Ref: SEAS5020
Cartographer: Girolamo Ruscelli
Title: : India Tercera Nuova Tavola
Date: 1574      Size: 10 x 8 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Early copper-engraved map of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Burma, Java, Sumatra, Timor, and Indochina. One of the earliest available modern maps of the region.
Map Ref: SEAS3854
Cartographer: Tomaso Porcacchi
Title: : Isole Molucche
Date: 1576      Size: 6 x 4 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Early map of Southeast Asia with an amusingly inaccurate depiction of the islands of Java, Sumatra, and Borneo. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS2961
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Indiae Orientalis
Date: 1587      Size: 19 x 14 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Southeast Asia, India, China, and Japan during the Age of Exploration. The first published map to show Taiwan. Embellished with ships, sea monsters, and the Portuguese coat of arms. French text on verso. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SEAS4999
Cartographer: Theodore De Bry
Title: : [South-East Asia]
Date: 1598      Size: 17 x 15 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: Extremely important map focusing on the historically pivotal entrances to the fabled Spice Islands, namely the Singapore Straits and the Sunda Straits. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS5029
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : India Orient
Date: 1601      Size: 5 x 3 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: East Indies and Nova Guinea. Miniature. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS2198
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Insulae Indiae Orientalis Praecipuae
Date: 1609      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Famous and important map of the Spice Islands, consisting of modern Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: SEAS5044
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : India Orientalis
Date: c. 1615      Size: 19 x 14 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early rendition of India, Indo-China and the Philippines from the Dutch Golden Age. Original colour.
Map Ref: SEAS4350
Cartographer: Petrus Bertius
Title: : India Orientalis
Date: 1616      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Interesting miniature map of India and the Far East. Latin text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS4413
Cartographer: Giovanni Antonio Magini
Title: : India Orientalis
Date: 1617      Size: 7 x 5 inches
Published: Arnhem
Description: Magini's rendering of South East Asia based on Ortelius's map which in turn was based on Portuguese sources. Unusually strong and crisp impression.
Map Ref: SEAS4997
Cartographer: Petrus Bertius
Title: : Descriptions des Isles Molucques
Date: 1618      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Charming minature map of Indonesia. The Moluccas including Celebes and Timor. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS4709
Cartographer: Petrus Bertius
Title: : Description de Malacca
Date: 1618      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Charming minature map of Borneo, Sumatra, Malaysia, Cambodia and Siam from East to West. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS4385
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : India Orientalis
Date: c. 1620      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Beautiful miniature map of South-East Asia, from India to China. Major ports and trading cities have been highlighted in gold paint. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS4450
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Insulae Indiae orientalis
Date: 1625      Size: 8 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: Early map of South East Asia. English text on verso describing a voyage to the Spice Islands by Humphrey Fitzherbert in 1621. Coloured.
Map Ref: SEAS4894