"Charte von Ost-Indien und den Angraentzenden Laendern...", Moll, Herman
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1737 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.6 x 12.9 inches
54.9 x 32.8 cm
This rare map extends from India to Japan, and south to include the East Indies. The map is filled with information on political divisions, towns, and even roads. The mythical Chaamay See still appears in western China. Five large insets depict bird's-eye plans of Bantam, Madras (Chennai), and Batavia (Jakarta), as well as panoramic views of Goa and Surat. Engraved by Johann Benjamin Bruhl.
Issued folding, now flattened, with some printer's ink residue in the Bay of Bengal and a few minor chips in the left blank margin that have been professionally repaired.