"Magni Mogolis Imperium", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1644 (circa)
Publication: Novus Atlas
Color: Black & White
19.4 x 14.4 inches
49.3 x 36.6 cm
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. German text on verso, published between 1644-58.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #8300:1.2.
A dark impression on a lightly toned sheet with a bit of offsetting, an extraneous vertical crease at right, and damp stains confined to the top margin.