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Auction 147, Lot 643

"Narsinga", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Southern India & Sri Lanka

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.9 inches
13.5 x 9.9 cm
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This charming miniature map of southern India and Ceylon is oriented with north to the left. Narsinga, referred to as the Kingdom of Bisnaga by the Portuguese, was the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire that controlled southern India. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8335:342.

Condition: B+

Attractive color with light, overall toning.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/20/2013