Trion’s map of southwest Southeast Asia

By TIRION, Isaak, 1769 

Nieuwe Kaart van de Sundasche Eilanden als Borneo, Sumatra en Groot Iava &c

Asia Southeast Asia
  • Author: TIRION, Isaak
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Isaak Tirion
  • Publication date: 1744–1769
  • Physical description: Engraved map with contemporary hand-colour in outline, a bit creased, lower edge frayed.
  • Dimensions: 420 by 530mm. (16.5 by 20.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17593


Tirion’s map of southwest Southeast Asia, including Sumatra, the Malay peninsula naming Sincapoera” on the mainland, Java and a disproportionately large island of Borneo. Published in his Niewe en beknopte hand-atlas’, from 1744–1769.

Isaak Tirion (c1705-1765) was granted the privilege in September of 1728 to publish Thomas Salmon’s Modern History, or the Present State of all Nations’, in Dutch, a little over a year after his name appears for the first time in the records of the bookseller’s guild. Although he was primarily known as a bookseller, he also made a name for himself in the world of cartography, publishing a number of atlases despite the fact that he was neither a cartographer nor a geographer. His wife continued the business for about 10 years after his death. 


  1. Philips 600.