"Plan de Bombay et de ses Environs Tire de Thornton Hyd. Ang.", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1751 (circa)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 7.5 inches
26.2 x 19.1 cm
Charming map of the Bay of Bombay showing soundings, anchorages and fortifications. The map is based on the work of John Thornton, hydrographer of the British East India Company (1669-1701). Nicely engraved to show topography and decorated with a French style title cartouche and compass rose, which orients the map with north to the left.
Issued folding, now flattened. Pleasantly toned, with lovely color. Binding trim in right margin, leaving adequate margin for framing.