"[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
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.
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.