"Carte de Bombay et de ses Environs", Bellin/Van Schley
Period: 1770 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
10.4 x 7.5 inches
26.4 x 19.1 cm
An uncommon chart of Mumbai, showing the peninsula as it was before the islands were merged in the mid-19th century. The map shows soundings and hazards, and a finely crafted compass rose orients the map with north to the left. A splendid rococo cartouche surrounds the title.