Auction 124, Lot 634

"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Northern India

Period: 1642 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14.4 inches
49.5 x 36.6 cm

This map depicts the Empire of the Great Mogul in northern India including the region from Iran to Burma. The Indus and Ganges Rivers are the most prominent features of the map, along with the large mythical lake of Chiamay Lacus located in northern Burma. Wild beasts, including lions, tigers and elephants roam the interior, while a ship sails in the Indian Ocean. The map is further embellished with a large title cartouche flanked by two finely dressed gentlemen and a strapwork distance scale. This map was to become the standard map of the region for most of the 17th century and was copied by Blaeu, Jansson, De Wit and others. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

A good impression on a strong sheet with some faint marginal mildew. There is some faint irregular toning that is nearly invisible.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 5/7/2008

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