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Auction 126, Lot 723

"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Northern India

Period: 1649 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm
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This is Jansson's version of Hondius' map of 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. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression and sturdy paper with a few light spots, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/3/2008