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Auction 124, Lot 640

"Carte des Cotes de Malabar et de Coromandel…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: India

Period: 1733 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 18 inches
57.2 x 45.7 cm
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A striking map of southern India showing the Malabar Coast, the Gulf of Cambaye and the mouth of the Ganges. It extends to the Lakshadweep Islands, a portion of the Maldives and the northern tip of Sri Lanka. Cities, trade routes and topography are detailed with notes on the Dutch and English colonies along the coast. A pair of deftly engraved compass roses and a decorative cartouche complete the composition.


Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive original color. The sheet is pleasantly toned and the centerfold has been reinforced with light tissue on the verso. There is a small, unobtrusive paper flaw in the Bengal Gulf.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/7/2008