C1677
 (1682)

Indiae Orientalis nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio.

Mapmaker:

Nicholas Visscher II (1649 - 1702)

Map of the East Indies, extending from India to northern Australia, with the Dutch discoveries made on the western side of Cape York Peninsula. A superb, decorative title cartouche at lower left, comprised of a carved stone block, surrounded by … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Indiae Orientalis nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio.

Date:

C1677
 (1682)

Mapmaker:

Nicholas Visscher II (1649 - 1702)

Condition:

Minor toning and spotting, laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring. Title cartouche with modern hand colouring.,

Image Size: 

560mm 
x 450mm
AUTHENTICITY
Indiae Orientalis nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio. - Antique Map from 1677

Genuine antique
dated:

1682

Description:

Map of the East Indies, extending from India to northern Australia, with the Dutch discoveries made on the western side of Cape York Peninsula.

A superb, decorative title cartouche at lower left, comprised of a carved stone block, surrounded by oriental figures, trade goods, birds and animals, is set against a backdrop of palm trees.

The Dutch discoveries in Australia, include: Carstensz in the Pera on Cape York 1623, Tasman’s second voyage on the northern Australian coast 1644 and those of van Colster in the Arnhem 1623. After the subsequent reports made by Tasman to the authorities in Batavia, the VOC concluded that Australia lacked any worthwhile trading opportunities and from that time on, any further charting of the Australian coast by the VOC was made purely to upgrade existing charts. They no longer attempted to engage in trade with the indigenous population, as Tasman had been instructed to do, nor did they make further attempts to explore the Australian coast. 

New Guinea is shown with an uncharted west coast and named Terra dos Papous.

Issued subsequent to Nicholas Visscher II obtaining a patent of the States Holland and West-Freiland, for the printing and publishing of maps and atlases for a period of 15 years in 1682.

From Visscher II Atlas Minor sive Geographia Compendiosa.

References: Fell ill.4, Koeman III, p.166-170 Vis 12-18, Parry p.119-122, ill.4.3, Quirino p.112, ill.p.118, Tooley 1300, p.204.

Mapmaker:

The
Visschers were a Dutch family of mapmakers, engravers and publishers
who became one of the largest firms in Holland in the seventeenth
century. As none of the Visscher’s atlases were issued with printed
dates, it has always been difficult to precisely date their maps.

Nicholas Visscher I (1618-1679)

Son
of Claes Jansz Visscher engraver, bookseller and map publisher and by
1643 had entered into partnership with his father. After the death of
his father he continued the business. In May 1664 Visscher was admitted
as a member of the Booksellers Guild of his town. The first Privilegio
we know that he received dates to 1677. In 1677 he was granted a patent
of the States Holland and West-Freiland for the printing and publishing
of maps and atlases for a period of 15 years.

Nicholas Visscher II (1649-1702)

Having
taken over the business after the death of his father he applied for a
new Privilegio in 1682 to the States Holland and
West-Freiland for the printing and publishing of maps.This patent was
granted in the same year and in about 1683 he published his first Atlas Minor with 91 maps.

 

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