Auction 159, Lot 684

"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Pakistan, Afghanistan & Northern India

Period: 1666 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.3 inches
48.8 x 36.3 cm

This is Jansson's version of Hondius' map of the Empire of the Great Mogul in northern India including the region from Iran to Burma. The Indus and Ganges Rivers are the most prominent features of the map, along with the large mythical lake of Chiamay Lacus located in northern Burma. Wild beasts, including lions, tigers and elephants roam the interior, while a ship sails in the Indian Ocean. The map is further embellished with a large title cartouche flanked by two finely dressed gentlemen and a strapwork distance scale. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #8300:1.2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide margins. There is very light toning along centerfold and two small worm holes at top - one in blank area near title cartouche and one on distance cartouche.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2016