Auction 113, Lot 740

"[Lot of 3] Oost-Indize Voyagie door William Hawkins van Suratte… [and] 'T Koninkryk van Bengale… [and] Visapour, capitale du royaume de Decan…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Southern Asia

Period: 1707-19 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

The first map covers Northern India and the surrounding region from Eastern Persia through Bangladesh. It illustrates the travels by William Hawkins, the first British emissary to India. The title cartouche includes a vignette showing Hawkins at the court of Jahangir in 1609. The second map covers Northeast India, Bangladesh and Burma and focuses on the Ganges River delta. The title cartouche features a fisherman and a river-god. Both (9 x 6") hand colored, from Naaukeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Land-Reysen, circa 1707. The third is a copper engraved view of the ancient city of Visapour, southeast of Bombay. A delegation of Dutch officials is shown in the foreground along the busy road filled with people, elephants and camels. (13.6 x 11.2") BW, circa 1719.

References:

Condition: A

First and second lightly toned with a couple of minor creases. Issued folding, now pressed. Third is a sharp impression with a couple of very faint spots.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/7/2005

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