Carte de L'Ocean Oriental, ou Mer des Indes. Kaart van den Oostersen-Ocean, of Indiese-Zee, om te dienen voor de....

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S/N: HGDV-0103-DE-ASI–185424

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Carte de L’Ocean Oriental, ou Mer des Indes. Kaart van den Oostersen-Ocean, of Indiese-Zee, om te dienen voor de….




Jacob van der Schley 


In good condition, with folds as issued.


Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

x 340mm


Dutch edition of this map which extends from the east coast of Africa to Western Australia. The tracks along the east coast of Africa to Goa are shown. The Dutch trading activities in the Indian Ocean which primarily focused on the spice trade, initially establish in Goa, the Portuguese occupied fort city on the west coast of India. Later the Dutch occupied Ceylon and then ventured further to Malacca and finally discovered the route to the Moluccas Islands. 
Australia’s west coast is shown with Shark Bay noted.

In Australian National Library collection: 1625253

Jaques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

The French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine,the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (a French intellectual group).

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