Auction 123, Lot 727

"Carte de Bombay et de ses Environs", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: India

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/20/2008

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