Auction 117, Lot 776

"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: India

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16.3 inches
52.1 x 41.4 cm

This map depicts the Empire of the Great Moghul, in northern India including the region from Iran to Burma (Myanmar). The important travel route from Kabul to Surat is the most prominent feature of the map. This is the route traveled by the embassy of the Englishman Sir Thomas Roe to the Moghul emperor Jahangir in 1615, as derived from a map published by William Baffin in London in 1618. This Dutch version of Baffin's map remained the standard Dutch view of the region throughout the seventeenth century. Finely decorated with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches, a dedication with coat of arms, sailing ships, elephants and camels. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: B

Nice impression with original outline color. Faint damp stain at bottom and a couple of edge tears well away from map.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 12/6/2006