Auction 125, Lot 781

"Nouvelle Carte du Royaume de Bengale", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: India

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Histoire Philosophique et Politique…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 11 inches
34.3 x 27.9 cm

Extremely detailed map of the Gulf of Bengal and the rich Ganges River delta. The map is fully engraved to illustrate mountains, forests and, most unusually, cultivated lands. It also locates cities, villages and forts. A note along the coastline warns that it is not well known and extremely dangerous. Dutch title at bottom: Nieuwe Kaart van het Koninkryk Bengale.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and original color. Folding as issued with faint toning on one fold.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/24/2008

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