"Sinus Gangeticus; Vulgo Golfo de Bengala Nova Descriptio", Jansson, Jan
Subject: India and Burma
Period: 1657 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 18.8 inches
54.6 x 47.8 cm
A beautiful chart detailing the east coast of India, the Bay of Bengal and Sri Lanka with coastal soundings and a surprising amount of interior detail. The map is oriented with north to the right by two compass roses, and the decorative cartouche is surrounded by a group of local people holding pearls. The scale of miles is attended by a squadron of putti.
A good impression with nice original color. The centerfold has been repaired with no apparent loss.