Auction 148, Lot 708

"[Lot of 2] Carte de l'Indoustan, Suivant les Cartes les Plus Recentes... [and] Suite de la Carte de l'Indoustan IIe. Feuille...", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Southern Asia, India

Period: 1752 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatiff

Color: Hand Color

See Description

A pair of maps together depicting the Indian subcontinent, with nicely detailed topography. The first map (13.3 x 8.7"), depicts the northern part, which includes present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. A river extending west from Baleshwar has a note indicating that the course of the river is unknown. The second (9.5 x 8.5"), covers the southern part along with Sri Lanka. The maps stand on their own, with decorative title cartouches, and Dutch titles below.


Condition: A

Both are fine impressions with original color on watermarked paper. The first has a small wormhole just inside the neatline at left, and the second a small abrasion by the centerfold at bottom in an unengraved area.

Estimate: $200 - $240


Closed on 2/19/2014