"Carte Generale du Cours du Gange et du Gagra dressee sur les Cartes particulieres", Anquetil-Duperron, Abraham Hyacinthe
Period: 1784 (dated)
Color: Black & White
29 x 23 inches
73.7 x 58.4 cm
This uncommon and incredible map illustrates the course of the Ganges and Ghaghra rivers with numerous inset charts describing various depictions of the rivers sources. The map is drawn from the manuscripts of Joseph Tieffentaller, a Jesuit missionary and one of the earliest European geographers to write about India. Tieffentaller was a fine scholar with an unusual talent for languages, as evidenced in this map that includes numerous notation in Persian script The detail along the rivers is unsurpassed.
Issued folded, now flattened. There are several professional tissue repairs on fold separation and a long interior tear along the Ghaghra River that is only now visible on the verso.