Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

1750

Antique map with Iran, India, and Yemen

Carte des Costes de Perse, Guzarat, et Malabar. Tiree de la Carte Francoise de l'Ocean Oriental. Publiee en 1740, par Ordre de Msgr. Le Comte de Maurepas …

DESCRIPTION: Attractive and highly decorative antique map of the Malabar coast of India, the Arabian Sea, and the coasts of Yemen, Iran, and Pakistan. Includes a good depiction of the Maldive Islands and the Laccadive Islands. Numerous noted locations include Surat, Bombay (Mumbai), Rajapor, Goa, Kalikoet (Calicut, now Kozhikode), Madura, and Cape Comorin.

Graphic title cartouche features a seahorse and a merman, with dragonfly-winged heads above. Legend at botton left contains Dutch translations of many French geographical terms.

Re-engraved by von Schley after a French map by J.N. Bellin and published in Amsterdam in a Dutch edition of L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Dutch title at bottom reads "Kaart van de Kusten van Persie, Guzaratte en Malabar…"

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1750

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: India

BODY OF WATER: Indian Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Cleaned. Single horizontal fold with slight age toning. On strong laid paper with ample margins.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: von Schley

SIZE: 8 " x 10 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 13

PRICE: $180


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