Item #CL198-3 A Map Of The East-Indies And The Adjacent Countries
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A Map Of The East-Indies And The Adjacent Countries

c1720s. Engraving with hand-colouring, title in plate centre right, extensive text throughout, 61.3 x 102.6cm. Perforations and tears to old folds, minor tears and foxing to edges, uneven margins.

This map shows the East Indies from the Persian border to New Guinea and the southern part of Japan, including India, Ceylon, southeast Asia, most of China, Indonesia and the Philippines. “It illustrates the extent of European influence and trade in the region at the height of European colonial control.” Text includes “with the settlements, factories and territories, explaining what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal & with many remarks not extant in any other map by H. Moll, Geog. To ye directors of ye hon’ble East India Company. This map is most humbly dedicated by your most obedient servant, Herman Moll, Geographer. Sold by H. Moll over against Devereux Court between Temple Bar and St Clements Church in the Strand by John King at the Globe.” Five insets are captioned (1) A plan of the city of Batavia, (2) A plan of Fort St George and the city of Madras, (3) A prospect of the city of Surat, (4) A prospect of the city of Goa, (5) A plan of the city of Bantam. Held in SLNSW, NYPL.

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