"Partie de la Nouvelle Grande Carte des Indes Orientales, Contenant les Isles Maldives, Ceylan, Malacca, Sumatra &c. avec les Terres Adjacentes de Couchin, Negombo, Colombo & Sourabaia...", Elwe, Jan Barend
Subject: Southeast Asia
Period: 1792 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 20.4 inches
60.2 x 51.8 cm
This decorative map is centered on a large compass rose. It details the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and the Malaysian peninsula with three inset detail maps along the bottom including a part of the Malabar coastline, a part of the Sri Lankan coast including Negombo, and the Maduran Strait between Java and Madura.
Original color on watermarked paper with light color offsetting and several edge tears confined to the lower blank margin closed on verso with archival material. Manuscript notations in top blank margin.