Auction 115, Lot 703

"Penisola dell India di qua dal Gange et Isole intorno ad essa adiacenti…", Cantelli da Vignola/de Rossi

Subject: India

Period: 1683 (dated)

Publication: Il Mercurio Geografico

Color: Black & White

Size:
16.5 x 20.7 inches
41.9 x 52.6 cm

Very uncommon and elegant chart covering southern India and Sri Lanka. The map also details the Maldives, islands of Lakshadweep, the Andaman Islands, and most of Bangladesh and the mouth of the Ganges. Cantelli introduced a bold engraving style that was followed and further developed by Coronelli. The spectacular title cartouche features a large elephant ridden by a spear carrying, costumed handler and two monkeys.

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Condition: B

Bold, dark impression on thick paper. The map has been professionally repaired to close a tear into map at left, and paper added to support or replace lost paper in margins from worming, none affecting map image.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/21/2006

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