Sounde Strait


Date: 17th Century
Origins: Leiden, Netherlands
Category: Paper
Dimensions: L. 45 cm, W. 35 cm
Classification: Geography


This map, made by Pierre van de A.A in 1729 uses colors to show the depth of the sea in the Sunda Strait but does not follow the rules of cartography accurately. It depicts the sea depths around the island of Sumatra, Java, and nearby small islands, including the Sunda Strait (Selat Sunda). Prince Island (Pulau Panaitan), and Krakatoa (Karkatau) prior to the volcanic eruption in 1883.