Rare woodcut map of Sumatra and Thailand by Benedetto Bordone. Showing the Southeast Asian island of Sumatra belonging to Indonesia, labeled iava minore. North is on the right side. Below a map with five islands, labeled necumera, mangama, locaz, patera and botegon. Locaz refers to Marco Polo's Lochaz and incorrectly shows Thailand as an island.
From Libro di Benedetto Bordone... de tutte l'isole del mondo..., more commonly known as Isolario of Bordone, which first appeared in Venice in 1528. Three further editions followed in 1534, 1547 and 1565. The maps of all four editions were printed from the same woodblocks in Venice.
|Publisher, Year||Venice, 1528-1565|
|Plate Size||8.4 x 14.6 cm (3.3 x 5.7 inches)|
|Sheet Size||30.0 x 20.7 cm (11.8 x 8.1 inches)|
|Reference||Suarez, T.: Early Mapping of Southeast Asia, fig. 64 + 66.|
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