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1735. A Map of the East-Indies and the adjacent Countries; with the Settlements; Factories and Territories, explaning what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal &c. with many Remarks not extant in any other Map By

  • A Map of the East-Indies and the adjacent Countries; with the Settlements; Factories and Territories, explaning what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal &c. with many Remarks not extant in any other Map By

A Map of the East-Indies and the adjacent Countries; with the Settlements; Factories and Territories, explaning what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal &c. with many Remarks not extant in any other Map By information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 24464x14809 px
Disk Size: 
 98.4639MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Dublin
Author: 

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  339.78 х 205.68
Printing at 150 dpi 
 163.09 х 98.73
Printing at 300 dpi 
 81.55 х 49.36

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A Map of the East-Indies and the adjacent Countries; with the Settlements; Factories and Territories, explaning what belongs to England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Portugal &c. with many Remarks not extant in any other Map By

Proof State of the Grierson Map of Southeast Asia.

Very rare, circa 1735 pirated edition of Herman Moll's map of the same title, published by George Grierson in Dublin

This is the first large scale map of Southeast Asia published in Ireland.

The present map depicts the East Indies from the Persian border to New Guinea and the southern part of Japan, including India, Ceylon, Southeast Asia, most of China, present Indonesia, the Philippines, etc. It is augmented by insets featuring a plan of Bantam (a major port in Dutch-controlled Java); a view of Goa (the principal Portuguese base in India); a view of Surat (an English trading post in India); a plan of Madras, India (a major English base); as well as a plan of Batavia (the capital of the Dutch East Indies, today known as Jakarta). Richly annotated, the map illustrates the extent of European influence and trade, at the height of colonial influence throughout this critical region.

Following Moll's death in 1732, Grierson fully re-engraved the maps from The World Described. Denis Reinhartz notes:

... all of the maps in the Irish editions were completely re-engraved, even to the point of understandably having been rededicated to contemporary Irish notables. The Grierson atlas had new and/or changed cartouches, dedications, details, and comments. It also showed obvious erasers and additions, and some of the maps were updated.

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The title of the map trails off into a large blank space in the cartouche box and above it there is a blank space where a Coat of Arms should otherwise have been. These exclusions suggest that the map was not fully complete when this example was printed.

Reinhartz, D, 'The Cartographer and the Literati - Herman Moll and his Intellectual Circle'

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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
24464x14809 px
Disk:
98.4639MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Dublin
Author:
George Grierson.
$21.99

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