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Auction 176, Lot 635

"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Pakistan, Afghanistan & Northern India

Period: 1647 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 14.4 inches
49.3 x 36.6 cm
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This is Jansson's version of Hondius' map of the Empire of the Great Mogul in northern India including the region from Iran to Burma. The Indus and Ganges Rivers are the most prominent features of the map, along with the large mythical lake of Chiamay Lacus located in northern Burma. Wild beasts, including lions, tigers and elephants roam the interior, while a ship sails in the Indian Ocean. The map is further embellished with a large title cartouche flanked by two finely dressed gentlemen and a strapwork distance scale. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #8300:1.2.

Condition: B

Full contemporary color that has been partially refreshed, with toning and soiling. There are some cracks that have been archivally repaired on verso. This map will ship flat - international customers should call for a shipping quote.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/12/2020