Old Map of Southeast Asia, 1596 - China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Indies
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This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16 inches (31x41cm), 18x24 inches (45.5x61cm) and 24x36 inches (61x91.5cm), but it looks even better when printed large.
I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 90 inches (230cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x18 inch (60x45cm) version of this map.
If you’re looking for more options, I have another interesting Japan and Korea map by Tallis & Rapkin in 1851.
The map, engraved by master engraver Henricus Van Langren, shows very early views of China, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Macao, Malacca and Malaysia, the island of Borneo, Indonesia, the islands of Java and Sumatra - and tantalisingly, Marco Polo's 'Beach' on the right hand edge... a recently discovered land that would eventually be revealed as Australia.
This map is somewhat unique in its rendering of Korea as an almost circular island. Most of Europe's knowledge of Korea came from Jesuits sending letters back, filled with information - but clearly they hadn't yet heard that Korea was a peninsula.
China, with four giant lakes, is rather fantastical. And the oceans are filled with sea beasties - and there's an exciting ship-to-ship battle, too.
All in all, an amazing map of southeast Asia.
This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, work leaving or housewarming gift for someone from southeast Asia, a traveller who has southeast Asia in their heart.
This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.