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Auction 159, Lot 670

"Nouvelle Carte du Royaume de Bengale", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Northern India & Bangladesh

Period: 1773 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 11.1 inches
34.5 x 28.2 cm
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This finely engraved map of the Kingdom of Bengal extends from Baleshwar, India to Sandwip Island, Bangladesh. The Ganges River is prominently shown crossing the map, and numerous towns are depicted, including Decca (Dhaka) and Ougli (Kolkata). The map also gives great detail of the mountains, forests and farmlands. A note along the coastline warns that it is not well known and extremely dangerous. Title in Dutch below map: Nieuwe Kaart van het Koninkryk Bengale.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, light soiling, and one small hole just north of Dhaka. There is minor show-through of old manuscript text on verso.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/14/2016