"Partie Meridionale de l'Inde en Deux Presqu'Isles, l'une deca et l'autre dela le Gange…", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1654 (dated)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 14.8 inches
52.1 x 37.6 cm
This map of southern Asia is divided into kingdoms and extends from India in the west to Sumatra and Borneo in the east. The mountainous topography of the region is depicted, and there are numerous place names along the coasts. Adorned with a decorative title cartouche, floating in water. Engraved by J. Somer.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V .
Original color on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold, a few tiny rust spots, and a couple of small damp stains confined to the blank margins.