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