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Auction 101, Lot 444

"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: South Asia

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16.4 inches
52.1 x 41.7 cm
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This map depicts the Empire of the Great Moghul, in northern India including the region from Iran to Burma. The important travel route from Kabul to Surat is the most prominent feature of the map. This is the route traveled by the embassy of the Englishman Sir Thomas Roe to the Moghul emperor Jahangir in 1615, as derived from a map published by William Baffin in London in 1618. This Dutch version of Baffin's map remained the standard Dutch view of the region throughout the seventeenth century. Finely decorated with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches, a dedication with coat of arms, sailing ships, elephants and camels. Text on verso.


Condition: A

Dark impression and lovely original coloring. On a full sheet of thick paper with wide margins. One tiny wormhole and a 2" clean slice, expertly repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/4/2002