Auction 121, Lot 749

"Landt caert vande Cust van Malabaer, Madura en Cormendel", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: India

Period: 1682 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 11.2 inches
35.1 x 28.4 cm

Handsome and uncommon map of the southern tip of India and a part of Sri Lanka. There are many placenames noted including Calcutta (Calichut), Goa, and Cananor. The interior is filled with exotic animals, including elephants and ostriches. A pair of compass roses adorn the sea, and it is teeming with ships of many kinds. The decorative cartouches for the title and scale of miles are surrounded with local people and goods.


Condition: A+

Nearly invisible repair of some minor marginal tears using the leaf casting method.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/26/2007