Auction 125, Lot 795

"A New Map of the East Indies", Bayly, John

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1782 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8.8 inches
31.8 x 22.4 cm

This is a brightly colored map of the region from Afghanistan to New Guinea centered on the Bay of Siam. Sri Lanka is Ceylon, Thailand is Siam, Jakarta is Batavia, and Malaysia is Malacca. Singapore is not named, but Johor ("Johr") is noted. At upper right is a large inset describing the mouth of the Ganges. Drawn on the Mercator projection. An uncommon map published by Harrison & Co. June 1, 1782.


Condition: A

Very nice example with great color, strong impression and original margins. A couple of very short edge tears.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/24/2008