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[East Indies] Mercator-Hondius, Insulae Indiae Orientalis... Amsterdam, 1606 (1630). 13 x 18. Full original color. Faint centerfold darkening, else Fine. Dramatic sea fight between a Dutch and an English ship reflects their rivalry for commercial dominance. A caption explains New Guinea is named after the Guinea in Africa because of perceived similarities in coastline. On the south coast of Java a note marks Drake's landfall. Another note at Java Minor refers to Marco Polo. Van der Krogt 8500:1A; Suarez, SE Asia, fig. 112, pp. 193-6. SOLD

The above map has been sold, but we have another example in Fine condition from a 1619 edition (French text verso) with full original color and gold leaf highlights for $5,000.00.

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