Auction 121, Lot 746

"A New and Accurate Map of the Empire of the Great Mogul, together with India on both sides the Ganges and the adjacent Countries", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Asia - Southern

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.7 x 13.7 inches
42.4 x 34.8 cm

Finely engraved map centered on the mouth of the Ganges, and extending to all of India, Pakistan, Thailand, Ceylon, Siam, Laos, Cambodia, part of Tibet, and the Malay Peninsula. Extensive notes discuss the production of diamonds and gems, cinnamon and pearls in the area. The decorative title cartouche features elephants and oriental rugs.

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Condition: B

A nice impression and attractive color. A number of short tears and a fold separation that extends halfway into the map from the bottom have been closed on the verso with archival tape. A couple of short marginal separations are not repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/26/2007

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