Auction 123, Lot 778

"Asie. Iles Maldives et Laquedives. No. 107", Vandermaelen, Philippe Marie Guillaume

Subject: Indian Ocean, Maldives

Period: 1825-27 (published)

Publication: Atlas Universel…

Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 20.5 inches
56.6 x 52.1 cm

An attractive map of the Maldives and the Lakshadweep Archipelago, extending to the southwest coast of India. A block of French text at lower right describes the Maldives, which are now a popular tourist destinantion. The Atlas Universel contained 400 lithographed maps in six volumes. It was the first atlas to present all the maps on the same scale (1: 1,641,836), with each map covering an area of approximately 20 degrees longitude (from Paris) and 6 degrees of latitude. There was only one edition, published in 1825-27, and the subscription list shows that 810 copies were sold.


Condition: B+

Delicate original color on a sheet with some faint irregular toning.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 2/20/2008