Auction 126, Lot 725

"Plan de Bombay et de ses Environs Tire de Thornton Hyd. Ang.", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: India

Period: 1751 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened. Pleasantly toned, with lovely color. Binding trim in right margin, leaving adequate margin for framing.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/3/2008

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