"Carte des Costes de Perse, Gusarat, et Malabar. Tiree de la Carte Francoise de l'Ocean Oriental", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1740 (dated)
Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
7.9 x 9.7 inches
20.1 x 24.6 cm
Very decorative chart of the west coast of India and a portion of the southern coast of Persia, from C. Jaskes to C. Komorin. The chart locates the Maldives, the Laquedives, and major harbors, and is decorated with an ornamental rococo title cartouche with leaf and scroll motifs and a compass rose. It was published in Prevost's L'Histoire Generale Des Voyages.
Watermarked paper with very faint offsetting.