"[Lot of 2] Carte des Costes de Perse, Gusarat, et Malabar [with] Carte des Costes de Perse, Guzarat et Malabar", Bellin/Van Schley
Period: 1740-73 (circa)
7.8 x 9.5 inches
19.8 x 24.1 cm
Two versions of Bellin's map of the west coast of Pakistan and India from C. Jaskes to C. Komorin. Includes a good depiction of the Maldives. First, dated 1740, is in full color with an ornamental rococo title cartouche with leaf and scroll motifs and a compass rose. It was published in Prevost's L'Histoire Generale Des Voyages. Second is a Dutch edition engraved by J. van Schley, published circa 1773. It is uncolored with a more decorative title cartouche and additional notes below the cartouche. Both approximately the same size.