"Partie de la Nouvelle Grande Carte des Indes Orientales, Contenant les Terres du Mogol, Surae, Malabar, Cormandel, Bengale, Aracan, Pegu, Siam, Camboje...", Elwe, Jan Barend
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1792 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.7 x 19.8 inches
60.2 x 50.3 cm
This is the northwest sheet of a four-sheet map of Southern and Southeast Asia, with each map containing its own title and stand-alone borders. This map is focused on the Bay of Bengal and details the region from the Pakistani border across India to the Indo-Chinese peninsula with Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, showing quite a bit of China and the northern half of Sri Lanka. The Bengal Gulf is adorned with a large compass rose. The map is filled with meticulous topography and place names.
Full original color on watermarked paper with minor creasing along the centerfold and professional repairs to a small hole in the Bay of Bengal and some minor worming along the centerfold, with a minute amount of image replaced in facsimile.