Bombay India 1785 Miniature Coastal Harbor MapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Fort de Bombaye.
(Asia, India, Bombay, Harbor Map, Coastal Survey).
Issued 1785, Saint-Malo, France for Bougard.
Scarce 18th century French miniature woodcut map.
Close-up coastal harbor chart of one of the main harbors with anchorage spots and sounding depths.
Charming and very uncommon 235 year old miniature harbor chart of this location. Printed on a page with text surrounding the map and on the reverse as always. This is the only way to own an original example of this almost primitive little map.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet measures c. 7 3/4" H x 6" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1, pp. 172.