Auction 108, Lot 559

"Nouvelle Carte du Royaume de Bengale", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: India and Bangladesh

Period: 1761 (circa)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 11 inches
34.3 x 27.9 cm

Extremely detailed map of the Gulf of Bengal and the rich Ganges River delta. The map is fully engraved to illustrate mountains, forests and, most unusually, cultivated lands. Also locates cities, villages and forts. A note along the coastline says that it is not well known and extremely dangerous.

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Condition: A

Light offsetting that erases easily.

Estimate: $90 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/29/2004

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