Insularum Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio.

Johannes Janssonius (*1588 - 1664)
Old coloured map of Southeast Asia. Printed in Amsterdam by G. Valk and P. Schenk in 1690.

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Janssonius' map of Southeast Asia coloured by a contemporary hand. Re-issued by G. Valk and P. Schenk with modified title and signature. Decorated with three cartouches, two compass roses, ships and sea monsters.

When first issued in 1630, this was the first map to include the discoveries made by the Dutch vessel Duyfken in 1605-6 in the Gulf of Carpentaria, an expedition which made the first recorded European contacts with Australia.


CartographerJohannes Janssonius
TitleInsularum Indiae Orientalis Nova Descriptio.
Publisher, YearG. Valk and P. Schenk, Amsterdam, 1630 (1690)
Plate Size38.5 x 49.5 cm (15.2 x 19.5 inches)
Sheet Size51.3 x 62.0 cm (20.2 x 24.4 inches)
ReferenceVan der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 8500:1B.2; Clancy, R. p.77.


Marginal soiling or spotting mainly in margin, slight offsetting right to Borneo, small crease left to centrefold backed. Printed on strong and stable paper. A good copy with wide margin.


Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson was born 1588 in Arnhem, Netherlands. His father was a bookseller and publisher (Jan Janszoon the Elder). When he married the daughter of the cartographer Jodocus Hondius he also set up a business as book publisher in Amsterdam. His first map was published in 1616. Around 15 years later he set up a partnership with his brother in law Hondius add issued further editions of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After his death in 1664, his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk.

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