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Auction 144, Lot 252

"A Chart of the Coast of Persia, Guzarat, & Malabar Drawn from the French Chart of ye Eastern Ocean", Child, G.

Subject: Maldives, Indian Ocean

Period: 1745 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 9.7 inches
19.8 x 24.6 cm

An attractive copper engraved chart centered on the Arabian Sea that shows some of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, extending past Persia to include half of India. The map locates the Maldives and many offshore islands and details capes, shoals, bays, and major harbors. The map is decorated with a compass rose with fleur-de-lys at center and a rococo-style title cartouche featuring a fountain, sea-horse, water nymph, and two wind heads. Engraved by G. Child.


Condition: B+

Light offsetting.

Estimate: $150 - $190


Closed on 4/3/2013