Auction 111, Lot 644

"[Lot of 3 - Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives]",

Subject: Indian Ocean & India

Period: 1764-75 (circa)


Color: Black & White

12.5 x 8.4 inches
31.8 x 21.3 cm

1) Cartes Particulieres des Isles de France, de Bourbon et de Rodrigue, Bonne, 1775 (12.5" x 8.4") uncolored, from Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre. A general chart with trade winds noted, plus 3 well-engraved insets with good detail of the islands of Reunion, Mauritius and Rodrigue. An erupting volcano is shown on Bourbon, now known as Reunion. Good impression on thick paper. A few light foxing areas, else very good.

2) Suite de la Carte de l' Indoustan, ile Feuille, Comprenant la Pres qu Isle de l' Inde, Bellin, circa 1764 (9.5" x 8.4") later hand color, from Le Petit Atlas Maritime. Southern India and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Good condition with toning or water stain along centerfold.

3) Carte des Isles Maldives, Bellin, 1750 (6" x 8.5") uncolored, from L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Nice copper engraved map of the island chain with large compass rose and rhumb lines. Very good with only a little cockling to paper in one area.



Condition varies - see descriptions.

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 6/8/2005