Auction 136, Lot 717

"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Northern India

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.5 inches
49 x 36.8 cm

This handsome map is Jansson's 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. This edition was published by Valck and Schenk under the title cartouche replacing the Jansson imprint that has been erases from the bottom left corner.

References:

Condition: A

Fine impression, old color and very wide original margins with some minor edge flaws.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/1/2011

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