Antique Map of Southeast Asia centered on the Strait of Malacca and Malay Peninsula

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Antique map titled 'Indiae Orientalis, nec non Insularum Adiacentium Nova Descriptio.' The map centers on the Strait of Malacca and Malay Peninsula. It extends from India and the Maldives in the west to New Guinea and the southern coast of Japan in the East. Decorative title cartouche in the lower left. Published by Nicolaes Visscher in Amsterdam, circa 1670.

The Visscher family were art and map dealers in Amsterdam during the 17th century. Funded by C. J. Visscher (1587-1652), the business was continued by his son and grandson both named Nicolas. Nicolas Visscher I was born 1618 in Wenns, Austria. He died 1679 in Linz. After the death of Nicolas II, his widow passed the business to Pieter Schenk.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Minor wear and soiling. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1670

Overall size: 63.6 x 52.7 cm.