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1690s Antique Print - Map of India by Melchior Haffner - INDIA -  Bay of Bengal

1690s Antique Print - Map of India by Melchior Haffner - INDIA - Bay of Bengal

SUBJECT:   Rare antique map of India, engraved by Melchior Haffner -  an attractive 1652 map of India by the French cartographer Nicholas Sanson. Covers the subcontinent From the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Cambay to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Offers impressive detail given that the interior of India was largely unknown to the west until the British survey's of the late 18th century. The vast Mogul Empire sprawls across the northern part of the map. Further south the kingdoms of Deccan, Malabar, Bisnagar, and Golconda Fort, among others, are noted. The Portuguese enclave of Goa on India's west coast is noted. In the lower right quadrant there is an inset of the Malabar Coast. The lower left hand quadrant features a curious and speculative depiction of the Maldives.

PRINTING METHOD : engraving, blank on reverse

SHEET SIZE: 30 x 36 cm (10.2" x 11.4")

DATE: 1690's
CONDITION : This is an ORIGINAL antique print and not a modern reproduction! All our prints are generally in good condition, but please note that all antique prints are subject to age toning so you should expect small imperfections such minor yellowing, blemishes, soiling, etc. On the other hand that gives them much more antique charm and patina.

NO REPRODUCTIONS in this shop. The above images has been cropped, the original sheet has not been cropped. Comes in new clear sleeve, protected and supported with firm cardboard.
690 EUR