Auction 130, Lot 733

"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Northern India

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 14.5 inches
49.5 x 36.8 cm

This is Jansson's version of Hondius' map of the Empire of the Great Mogul in northern India including the region from Iran to Burma. The Indus and Ganges Rivers are the most prominent features of the map, along with the large mythical lake of Chiamay Lacus located in northern Burma. Wild beasts, including lions, tigers and elephants roam the interior, while a ship sails in the Indian Ocean. The map is further embellished with a large title cartouche flanked by two finely dressed gentlemen and a strapwork distance scale. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

The centerfold is reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/2/2009

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