Beautifully coloured map of the East Indies by Jodocus Hondius from a ca 1623 Latin edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas published by his son, Jodocus II. After acquiring Mercator’s atlas plates from his heirs in 1604, Jodocus prepared several new maps (of which this is one) for an updated and expanded version of the atlas that was first issued in 1606. The map, which covers the area from Sumatra in the east to New Guinea in the west and from Timor in the south to the Philippines and Indochina in the north, is based on the work of the Portuguese cartographer Bartolomeu Lasso but also includes updated information obtained by Hondius from recent voyages, most probably from Sir Francis Drake. It is one of the very few maps of the region to mention Drake’s circum-navigation by indicating his presence on the southern coast of Java. This finely engraved map is decorated with three strapwork cartouches, two compass roses, a naval battle scene at the top right and a sea monster. A description of the region appears on the verso in Latin. One of the most striking maps of the region, it is a lovely example with full margins in excellent condition. 34.5 cm x 48 cm