Exactissima Asiae Delineatio...

Theodorus Danckerts (*1663 - 1727)
Old coloured map of the Asian continent. Printed in Amsterdam by T. Danckerts circa 1685.

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Beautiful antique map of the Asian continent and East Indies by Theodor Danckerts. It is a close copy of de Wit's map of Asia, with the notable differences. The map vividly captures the extent of European knowledge of the region, offering detailed insights, particularly in the south and southeast, drawing from surveys conducted by the Dutch East India Company. Aslo the northern part of Australia is included, called Hollandia Nova.

The influence of Jesuit missionaries is evident in the well-documented portrayal of China, while information about northern and central Asia is comparatively limited. The Caspian Sea is presented in an oval shape, oriented east-west, and the mythical Chiamai Lacus is illustrated with its five principal rivers. A large title cartouche with merchants, parrots and a camel at the bottom left.

Crafted by the esteemed Danckerts family of Amsterdam, recognized as one of the most distinguished cartographic families in the 17th century, this map reflects the artistry of some of the world's finest draughtsmen and engravers. The Danckerts family is renowned for producing some of the finest atlases of the period, contributing significantly to the cartographic landscape. This particular copy stands out as a fine example, enhanced by meticulous watercoloring executed at the time of its creation.


CartographerTheodorus Danckerts
TitleExactissima Asiae Delineatio...
Publisher, YearT. Danckerts, Amsterdam, circa 1685
Plate Size49.4 x 57.2 cm (19.4 x 22.5 inches)
Sheet Size52.5 x 59.5 cm (20.7 x 23.4 inches)


Small tears backed. Very good condition with stunning old colours.


The Danckerts family sold and published maps during the 17th Century in Amsterdam. Theodorus Danckerts, the grandson of the business founder Cornelius Danckerts, was born 1663. He has published several Atlases together with his father Justus between 1680 and 1700. The plates finally have been sold to R. & J. Ottens how published them on their own name. He died in 1727.

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Theodorus Danckerts: Exactissima Asiae Delineatio....
Old coloured map of the Asian continent. Printed in Amsterdam by T. Danckerts circa 1685.

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