South East Asia c. 1606 Frame

IDR 399,000.00
South East Asia c. 1606 Frame 2 2


INSULAE Indiae Orientalis PRAECIPUAE, In quibus Moluccae celeberrime sunt




Jodocus Hondius


343 x 265 mm


Map of Southeast Asia and the East Indies by the famous Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612). The map shows the whole region from the Malay Peninsula to New Guinea with the Spice Islands central. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, it is also noteworthy for being one of the few maps to show evidence of Francis Drake’s presence in Southeast Asia during his circumnavigation of the globe in 1577-80. Drake made a landfall on the southern coast of Java, probably in the vicinity of Cilacap and Hondius draws the little known southern coast as a dotted line, save for the presumed point of Drake’s supposed landing which is marked `Huc Franciscus Dra. Appulit (here Francis Drake landed).