"Carte des Cotes de Malabar et de Coromandel Presentee au Roy", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 17.3 inches
56.4 x 43.9 cm
A striking map of southern India showing the Malabar Coast, the Gulf of Cambay and the mouth of the Ganges. It extends to the Lakshadweep Islands, a portion of the Maldives and the northern tip of Sri Lanka. Cities, trade routes and topography are detailed with notes on the Dutch and English colonies along the coast. A pair of deftly engraved compass roses and a decorative cartouche complete the composition.
A fine impression with original color on watermarked paper and a hint of offsetting. There are some shadows that appear in the image that are caused by our scanner, and do not appear on the map itself.