Maluku Islands
By COLOM, Jacob Aertsz , 1668

Insularum Moluccarum Nova descriptio

Asia Southeast Asia
  • Author: COLOM, Jacob Aertsz
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Printed By himselfe dwellinge on the Corne-market in the Fyrie-Colom, with Priviledge
  • Publication date: 1668
  • Physical description: Engraved map in fine original outline hand-colour
  • Inventory reference: 3925


A chart of the Maluku Islands, an Indonesion archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. They were gradually taken from the Portuguese by the Dutch from the mid-sixteenth century, and at the time the atlas was made they were a major source of nutmeg, mace and cloves.


  1. Not recorded in Koeman but c.f. Koeman J. Col 6A for a list of the charts.