Antique Map Auction Sale No. 136 - closed 6/1/2011
This handsome map is Jansson's map of the Empire of the Great Mogul in northern India including the region from Iran to Burma. The Indus and Ganges Rivers are the most prominent features of the map, along with the large mythical lake of Chiamay Lacus located in northern Burma. Wild beasts, including lions, tigers and elephants roam the interior, while a ship sails in the Indian Ocean. The map is further embellished with a large title cartouche flanked by two finely dressed gentlemen and a strapwork distance scale. This edition was published by Valck and Schenk under the title cartouche replacing the Jansson imprint that has been erases from the bottom left corner.