Finely coloured map of Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent from a Latin edition of Blaeu’s atlas of the world entitled “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Novus”. The map, which dates from 1634 and centers on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the Moluccas, was one of the most accurate maps of the time as Willem Blaeu had access to the charts of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) due to his position as their Hydrographer. This area was particularly important to the VOC as the company was earning vast sums from their trade with the region’s Spice Islands. In common with most maps of the period, there are a number a significant geographical inaccuracies including Japan being positioned horizontally and Korea identified as an island. The map is richly decorated with sailing ships, rhumb lines, compass roses and an elaborate cartouche with a dedication to Laurens Reael, a former VOC director and Governor General of the Dutch East Indies. A description of the region appears verso in Latin. Other than a crease along the centrefold resulting from its positioning in the atlas and a faint horizontal crease, the map is a strong dark impression on heavy, stable paper with wide margins in very good condition. 41 cm x 50 cm