LE ROYAUME DE SIAM....
Full Title: ‘La Royaume de Siam avec les Royaumes qui luy sont Tributaires et les Isles de Sumatra Andemaon
Beautiful uncommon map.
This finely detailed and beautifully engraved map of South East Asia shows the Kingdom of Siam (Thailand), the Malaysian Peninsula and the islands of Borneo, Sumatra and Java.
This was the domain of the Dutch East Indies Company (V.O.C.), which made its headquarters in Batavia (Jakarta) on the island of Java. Ship routes from Batavia to Siam are noted.
The map is based on the Jaillot/Mortier map that was derived largely from the accounts of the French Jesuit mission to Siam in 1685-86.
Excellent hand colour.
code : M4853
Cartographer : CHATELAIN Family
Date : 1719 Amsterdam
Size : 38*43 cms sheet 47*56cms
availability : Available
Price : £550
Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) was the father of Henri Abraham (1684-1743) and Zacharie Junior (1690-1754). They worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction A L’Histoire … under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costume of the world.