"'T Half Eilandt van Indien, aan deze zyde van den Gangestroom waar in Leggen de Ryken van Decana, Golconda, Bisnagar, en Malabar", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…
Color: Hand Color
9.6 x 7.6 inches
24.4 x 19.3 cm
Striking map of southern India, with a portion of Sri Lanka shown as well as a bit of the Maldives. The Malabar Coast is depicted in an inset. The map is filled with details and place names, including the Coromandel Coast and Cape Comorin. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter. Published in Francois Halma's Dutch edition of A. Pherotee de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre facilement la Geographie Universelle.
Sanson's small maps from his L'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes..., first published in 1652 and engraved by A. Peyrounin, were copied several times by various map publishers. Johann David Zunners made copies of Sanson's maps for his German translation of Die Gantze Erd-Kugel in 1679. Johannes Ribbius and Simon de Vries published copies in 1682 and 1683, with new maps engraved by Antoine d'Winter. The plates were later sold to Francois Halma, who used them in 1699 and then again in 1705 with the titles re-engraved in Dutch. The titles on the d'Winter plates were re-engraved back into French, and then used by Nicholas Chemereau in 1715 and by Henri du Sauzet in 1738.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet, minor marginal soiling, and an archivally repaired tear at bottom left, away from map image.