Auction 129, Lot 779

"Carte des Cotes de Malabar et de Coromandel…", Delisle/Schenk

Subject: India

Period: 1733 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 18 inches
57.2 x 45.7 cm

A striking map of southern India showing the Malabar Coast, the Gulf of Cambaye and the mouth of the Ganges. It extends to the Lakshadweep Islands, a portion of the Maldives and the northern tip of Sri Lanka. Cities, trade routes and topography are detailed with notes on the Dutch and English colonies along the coast. A pair of deftly engraved compass roses and a decorative cartouche complete the composition.


Condition: A

Fine impression and superb original color. The bottom corners have been expertly and invisibly restored with a bit of neatline in facsimile.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 9/23/2009