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East Indies

Title
Oost-Indien Oosterdeel
Author
COLOM, Jacob Aertsz
Publisher
Printed By himselfe dwellinge on the Corne-market in the Fyrie-Colom, with Priviledge,
Publication place
Amsterdam,
Publication date
1668
Price
SOLD
Reference
3924

Description

Engraved map in fine original outline hand-colour

Notes

A chart of the East Indies, with an early outline of Australia. Willem Janszoon had made the first recorded European landing in 1606, and the northern coast had been extensively explored by Dutch navigators over the early seventeenth century; however, the details of the southern coast remain unformed. This chart was previously separately issued and is extremely rare: Shilder lists only two examples of this state, and praises the chart for its 'summary of discoveries made in Australia before Tasman'.

Bibliography

Not recorded in Koeman but c.f. Koeman J. Col 6A for a list of the charts.