By: Cornelius de Bruyn (de Bruijn; Corneille le Bruin)
Date: 1714 (circa) Delft
Dimensions: 9.25 x 11.8 inches (23.5 cm x 30 cm)
This attractive map extends from the entrance to the Persian Gulf in the northwest, across the equator to the tip of Java. The map illustrates the round-trip route of a voyage to Batavia, Java, from Gamron in the Persian Gulf. Gamron is the name of present-day Bandar Abbas, Iran. (It is derived from the Portuguese Cambarão and Porto Comorão; also known as Gombroon to English traders and Gamrun or Gumrun to Dutch traders.) The outward voyage takes a more northerly route via Cochin and Galle; the return voyage goes westward a long distance south of the equator, then veers northward to the coast of Oman. It provides an attractive conjectural depiction of mountain ranges in India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Thailand, and Cambodia. Some major seaports, rivers, and inland towns are marked.
Condition: Excellent condition, clear dark impression.
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