Auction 110, Lot 606

"Tab. X. Asiae, Compectens Indiam intra Gangem.", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: India

Period: 1698 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum…

Color: Black & White

18 x 13.2 inches
45.7 x 33.5 cm

A fine example of this Ptolemaic map of India and part of Taprobana from Mercator's 1698 edition. Good detail shown throughout the area that extends in the west into Afghanistan, east to the delta of the Ganges, and north to the Himalayan mountains. This handsome map is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara, (Nordenskiold Vol. 2) #234:16

Condition: A

Crisp impression on a fine sheet of paper with full margins. One spot in map, still very good.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/2/2005