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- Published: Servet , Lyon
- Published date: 1535
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Technique: Woodcut, uncolored, on the full textsheet.
- Issue date: 1535
- Category: Thailand, Birma & Andaman Sea
- Size: 373 by 503mm (14¾ by 19¾ inches).
- Stock number: 25235
- Condition: A strong and even impression on the full paper sheet as published. A minor very skillful restoration in the upper and lower centre fold. In very good to excellent condition. 373 by 503mm (14¾ by 19¾ inches).
Article descriptionEarly woodcut map of the East Indies, published in the Ptolemy edition by M. Servet, showing Southeast Asia with Thailand, Burma and the Malaysian Archipel. The paper with watermark anchor in a circle. The cartographic woodblock was published here in 1535 by Michael Trechsel in Lyon and contained text by Michael Servetus. The paper with watermark anchor in a circle. The map is illustrated on the reverse side with descriptive text in Latin and a decorative woodblock border, probably by Hans Holbein, who was working at that time in Basle. An early decorative woodcut map of the Indian Ocean and its adjacenting regions of the gulf of Siam, Central Asia with the Ganges Delta and the region north of it towards the Himalayas. An early and interesting map depicting the northern part of the East Indies. With engraved place names, where cities are shown as small schematic engraved woodcut town views, further with engraved rivers and the mountains are shown mainly as schematic chains.
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