"Carte Reduite de la Presque Isle de l'Inde…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: India & Sri Lanka
Period: 1766 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
33.5 x 23.5 inches
85.1 x 59.7 cm
A very lovely chart with a large curtain-style cartouche and oceans filled with rhumb lines. Extends from the Gulf of Khamblat just to the edge of Burma. Great detail in the Maldives and Ceylon. A very large and handsome chart with the signet of the Depot de la Marine.
Dark impression and attractive color on a full sheet of thick hand laid paper with a huge crown watermark. Light tide mark at top center, still very good.