Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Java by Hendrick Doncker II

Cartographer

Hendrick Doncker II

Title

Nieuwe Paskaart van het Ylandt Java als meede een gedeelt van Sumatra en Borneo.

Published

Amsterdam, 1705

Size

43.6 x 70.9 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18734

Condition

mint

Price

$ 12500

Description

Second copy known.

Highly detailed sea chart of Java, with many soundings and anchorages. Issued by Hendrik Doncker's son.

First and only edition, from the last and most advanced sea atlas ever produced by the Doncker publishing house, issued by Hendrik Doncker's son Hendrik (II). It contains 27 new charts, most of which are on increasing latitudes (Mercator Projection).

Hendrik Doncker senior had sold his copperplates and stock in 1693 to Johannes van Keulen, but after his death in 1699 his son Hendrik II issued an atlas with new charts. The atlas was not a commercial success and survives in two examples only.