Ancient India Ganges Indus Sri Lanka Persia Agra 1683 Mallet mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Inde Ancienne a L'Occident du Gange.
(Old Maps, 17th Century Maps, Asia, India, Ancient World, Indus River, Ganges River, Ceylon, Sri Lanka).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Sheet is uniformly age toned, still mostly clean and well preserved example, the map displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8 "H x 5 7/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.