1801 A New Map of the East India Isles
By: John Cary
Date: 1801 (dated) London
Dimensions: 18 x 20.5 inches (45.7 cm x 52 cm)
This authentic antique map is a masterpiece by the prominent mapmaker John Cary, which depicts all of Southeast Asia and the Malay peninsula, including the Philippines, Borneo, Java and parts of Papua New Guinea. It is one of the few maps of the area to include the volcanic island of Krakatoa, which was to erupt with such explosive force in 1883 that the island itself disappeared. Cary's map also includes the Straits of Singapore, and it wonderfully depicts the mountain ranges of the entire region. Shoals, reefs and shallows along all shorelines are clearly delineated.
Condition: This map is in A condition, with delicate original hand coloring and wide border all round. Offsetting and foxing are minor.
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