Auction 161, Lot 705

"Peninsula Indiae Citra Gangem, hoc est, Orae Celeberrimae Malabar & Coromandel cum Adjacente Insula non Minus Celebratissima Ceylon...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Southern India & Sri Lanka

Period: 1733 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.9 x 21.4 inches
48 x 54.4 cm

Large map of the southern part of India and Sri Lanka. The map is filled with detail of topography, roads and cities. Colonial possessions and trading posts are represented by little flags along the coastline. The title is emblazoned onto a blanket draped over a large elephant that is surrounded by people displaying the wealth of the region.

References:

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and a faint damp stain along the fold at right.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/8/2017

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