India mapping c.1799 Rennell & Bauche rare book w/ huge wall map w/ 11 mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Old Books, Atlases, Napoleonic France, India survey, French Colonies, French East India Company].
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Recueil de Cartes Geographiques, Por La Description de L'Indostan, by J. Rennell.
Published Anno VIII (c. 1799), Paris by Poignee. Revues par le C. Bauche.
39  detailed geographical place name Index pages. Text in French. With 11 (mostly) large folding engraved maps, first four with original outline hand color.
Publishers original plain paper covers, paper title label on spine.
Monumental and rare late 18th century work relating to the early cartographic mapping of India. the first four maps together form a huge wall map of India.
Overall very nice condition, wrappers with some light rubbing and edge tears, overall very pleasing example. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Book Measures: 12" H X 9 1/2" W.