"Carte des Costes de Perse, Guzarat et Malabar. Tiree de la Carte Francoise de l Ocean Oriental...", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1750 (circa)
Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
7.8 x 9.5 inches
19.8 x 24.1 cm
This decorative chart of the west coast of India and a portion of the southern coast of Persia covers from C. Jaskes (Jask) to C. Komorin (Kanyakumari). The chart locates the Maldives, the Laquedives, and major harbors. The very large title cartouche features a fanciful seahorse and a merman. This is a Dutch edition, engraved by J. van Schley, with a Dutch title below the map: Kaart van de Kusten van Persie, Guzaratte en Malabar.
A sharp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark. Binding trim replaced in right bottom margin, with an archivally repaired 1" binding tear.