Auction 124, Lot 641

"A Plan of Fort St. George and the City of Madras", Moll, Herman

Subject: India

Period: 1739 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 7.8 inches
19.8 x 19.8 cm

A detailed plan of the famous Fort St. George and Chennai, formerly Madras. The fort was the first British fortification in India, built in 1639; it still stands today. There are a number of alpha-numeric keys and remarks on the points of interest in the area, including the 'burying places' for the various peoples, including Armenians, Moors, Portuguese, Pagans, and Jews. Ships skim along the shore in the foreground.


Condition: A

A nice impression, issued folding and now flattened. The lower margin is trimmed but still adequate.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/7/2008