Auction 127, Lot 727

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

Subject: India

Period: 1773 (published)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

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

Dark impression and original color with some light stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009

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