Auction 123, Lot 721

"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.


Condition: B+

A good impression with nice original color. The centerfold has been repaired with no apparent loss.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/20/2008