1630 Moluccas Islands, Indonesia
MOLVCCAE | INSVLA | CELEBERRIMAE, William Jansz. Blaeu (1630)This map of the Moluccas Islands was published in 1630 by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638). This map clearly shows that very little was known at the time about the Indonesian Archipel. The map shows the islands close together though in reality they are often thousands of miles apart.