Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 711

"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.


Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 2/8/2017