Catalog Archive
Auction 189, Lot 619

"L'Inde de ca le Gange, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, Etc...", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: India

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 8.9 inches
29.7 x 22.6 cm
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This attractive map of the sub-continent is dense with interesting detail. Political divisions, towns and cities, rivers, and topographical detail are shown. The Lakshadweep archipelago and the northern part of Sri Lanka appear. At bottom right, a striking, pictorial cartouche features an Indian village with houses of worship and elephants. Van der Aa's maps with the separately printed frame borders are much more uncommon than the standard editions without these decorative borders.


Condition: A

A dark impression with contemporary outline color, a few tiny, unobtrusive spots, and light toning confined to the sheet's edges.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2022