"Presqu' Isle de l'Inde deca le Gange ou sont les Royaumes, de Decan, de Golconde, de Bisnagar, et le Malabar", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1652 (dated)
Publication: L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles, et Exactes
Color: Hand Color
9.7 x 7.6 inches
24.6 x 19.3 cm
Striking map of southern India, with a portion of Sri Lanka shown as well as a bit of the Maldives. The Malabar Coast is depicted in an inset. The map is filled with details and place names, including the Coromandel Coast and Cape Comorin. Engraved by A. Peyrounin.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON III A .
Original outline color with later color in the cartouche on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark and wide margins. There are library stamps in the top corners of the sheet on verso, which show through on recto and are confined to the blank margins. This map was deaccessioned from the Universitat und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt in 2010. Documentation is available upon request.