Auction 96, Lot 427

"Inperii Magni Mogolis sive Indici Padschach, juxta recentiissimas Navigationes accurata delineato Geographica studio et sumtibus", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Southern Asia

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 19.6 inches
57.4 x 49.8 cm

Superb map of the region covering from Afghanistan through the Himalayas to Myanmar and including all of India except the extreme southern part. The map was beautifully engraved by Albrecht Karl Seutter, Matthaeus's son. The Bay of Bengal is completely filled with a vignette of a European trading vessel and a smaller landing craft. There are two fine allegorical cartouches with Neptune, Mercury, angels, and the female representation of Asia displaying her wealth. Lovely original color with uncolored cartouches.


Condition: A

Old minor repair on centerfold, else excellent.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $310

Closed on 9/12/2001