Auction 127, Lot 736

"De Koninkryken van Golconda, Tanassari, Pegu en Aracam, aande Golf van Bengale", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: South East Asia

Period: 1707 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

Attractive map of the region from India to Thailand and Vietnam. The map illustrates the travels of Sir William Methold in the Gulf of Bengal. Methold, an Englishman employed by the Dutch, was the first European to visit the diamond mines of Golconda (Golcondae Regn) in southeast India. The map is neatly engraved with mountains, extensive river systems, and cities. It is decorated with a compass rose and a pictorial cartouche showing the Methold expedition.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with some soil on paper edges, well away from the map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/25/2009