Antique Maps of India and Sri Lanka

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"Indien & Inner-Asien in 2 Blaettern"

Double map of India and Central Asia in 2 sheets

PAIR. Two steel engravings in original area coloring

after the drawing by August Heinrich Petermann (1822-1878)

Published in Gotha, 1875

Nördliches Blatt (northern sheet): Central Asia. Very detailed and documenting the political borders of the various peoples of Central Asia

Sheet with India: has 4 insets:

The Island of Bombay (Mumbai)

Point de Galle (Galle in Sri Lanka)

Calcutta (Kolkata)

Madras and surrounding (Chennai)

Clean. Hardly any traces of age and use.

Each of the two maps: 33,5 x 40,8 cm (ca. 12.2 x 16")

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Order Nr.INDIAMAP248040 SOLD


"Suite de la Carte de L Inde en deca du Gange........"

Copper engraving by Bellin ca 1760.

The map shows southern India and Sri Lanka. On the west coast the map extends as far north as Bombay and on the east coast as far north as Marespour and Jagrenat on the Gulf of Bengal.

Minor spotting and signs of use. Original folds to fit atlas size.

22 x 24.7 cm ( 8.6 x 9.7 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP236981


"Carta del Golfo di Bengala Tratta dalla Carta dell' Oceano Orientale Pubblicato d'ordine del Sigr. Conte di Maurepas, nel 1740." Copper engraving by Bellin, dated 1740. Modern hand coloring.

The coasts surrounding the Bay of Bengal is the theme of this map with the decorative windrose in the center. At the top center of the map is the mouth of the Ganges river. In the lower left is part of Sumatra.

Map has several folds to fit book size. Binding area in lower left margin has been added. In the upper right is a curious, round gray spot which makes the general condition only Better than Good.

21.2 x 28.5 cm ( 8.3 x 11.2 ")

Order Nr. INDIA1680 SOLD


"India extra Gangem"

Map of India with Bangladesh and Myanmar to the Gulf of Siam.

Hand-colored woodcut:
Antique author: Claudius Prolemy.
Author: Lorenz Fries ( 1489-1550 )
Publisher: Michael Servetus ( 1511-1553 ) Lyon.
Co-Publisher: Gaspard Trechsel, Vienna
Date: 1541 ( repeat editions of 1513, 1522 and 1535.

The map is is very good condition for its age. Vertical centerfold.A few light spots.

Page size: 40.8 x 55.3 cm ( 16 x 21.8 ")
Map image: 28 x 31.5 cm ( 11 x 12.4 ")

$ 2400.00

Order INDIAMAP247210


"Carte de L'Isle de Ceylan"

Hand-colored copper etching. Published in "Le Petit Atlas Maratime"
by Jacque Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) in Paris, 1764.

Map has several vertical and horizontal folds to fit original book size. Good condition.

25.6 x 24.5 cm ( 10 x 9.6 ")

$ 170.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP244764


"Magni Mogolis Imperium"

Type of print: Original copper etching

Color: Original hand coloring. The cartouche is splendidly illuminated

Publisher: Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664)

Published: Amsterdam, ca. 1650

Condition: Wide margins. Very slightly age-toned. In general: Very Good condition!

Map shows northern India, focussing on the area between the Indus and Ganges rivers. Afghanistan, Cashmere, Tibet, Nepal. On the left and right sides of map: Parts of Persia (Iran) and Burma (Myanmar).

Lovely decorated map with names of Mogul rulers, elephants and lions, and, as stop by stop the camel trade-trails from Cabul to Agra - from Candahar to Lahor - from Gistlemere to Agra and on to the port of Bombay (Mumbai) on the Indian Ocean.

Map measurements: 36,5 x 49,2 cm (ca. 14.3 x 19.3")

Sheet measurements: 50 x 59 cm (ca. 19.7 x 23.2")

$ 500.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP244099


"Carte De L'Ocean Oriental ou Mer des Indes". Copper etching by Bellin, 1746. Modern hand coloring.

Map shows the Indian Ocean and surrounding countries. Notice the shape of eastern Africa with the Cape of Good Hope in the lower left corner. In the lower right corner is part of New Holland (Australia) and in the upper right corner is part of China with Canton. Notice the many small islands shown as well as the sea directions for early sailors.

Map has hardly visible folds to fit atlas size. Map is very clean. In lower left are a few rubbed spots. Map is otherwise in Almost Very Good condition.

34 x 48 cm ( 13.3 x 18.8 ")

$ 520.00

Order Nr. SOUTHEASTASIAMAP1772


"Ceylon olim Taprobana incolis Tenarisin et Lekawn dieta maxima et simul ditissima Maris Incici Insula
accuratissime aeri incisa et excusa cura et sumtibus......"

Copper etching published in the atlas by Mattheus Seutter ( 1678-1757 )

Stunningly beautiful and exquisite orginal hand coloring. Rich baroque title catouche showing people, animals
and products of Sri Lanka..One of the most detailed and attractive maps of Ceylon / Sri Lanka.

Published in Atlas Novus, Augsburg ca 1735.

Left and right margins are narrow, especially in the upper right.. Pleat crease along the centerfold.

49.5 x 56.5 cm ( 19.5 x 22.2 ")

$ 720.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP244753


"Inde"

Steel engraving map by th. Duvotenay, 1845.
Very detailed map of India, Bhutan, Birma Thailand and part of Southeast Asia.

Map has fold to fir original book size.

18 x 22.5 cm ( 7 x 8.8 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP243191


„Peninsula Indiae citra Gangem hoc est orae celeberrimae Malabar et Coromandel cum adjacenteInsula non minus celebratissima Ceylon..." India and Ceylon. Copper etching from the atlas by Homann heirs. Attractive original hand coloring. Nuremberg. Dated 1733.

Map is in very good condition.

54.5 x 48.3 cm (21.5 x 19")

Order Nr. INDIA1701SOLD


"Indostan or British India"

In the lower right corner is an inset titled "Continuation of British India".

Type of print: Lithograph

Color: Original hand coloring

Publisher: George W. Colton

Published in: "Colton's Atlas of the World illustrating physical and political geography"

Published: New York, 1856

Map has overall pleasant age toning. A few scattered apots in upper right area.

40 x 33.5 cm ( 15.7 x 13.1 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP239611


"Zentralasien und Vorderindien"

Very detailed map dated 1898. Map shows the main road systems of the time as well as the existing railway system.
The light green areas are British territory and the beige areas are Russian territory. Some shipping routes are shown.

Very decorative and informative map for someone interested in this part of the world.

Map is in very good condtion. Horizontal centerfold. Very light age toning in margins.

Map image: 47 x 36.5 cm ( 18.5 x 14.3 ")

$ 40.00

Nr. CENTRALASIAMAP242811


"Ost - Indien"

Steel engraving by Alt after F. von Stuelpnagel for Stieler. Dated 1871. Original hand outline coloring.

Very detailed map showing India and Southeast Asia. On the right side is an inset of Great Britain to compare the size of India and Southeast Asia.

Map is in good condition. Very small repair in lower margin on the vertical centerfold.

30.8 x 40 cm ( 12.1 x 15.7 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. SOUTHEASTASIAMAP237875


"Isles des Maldives"

Hand-colored copper etching by Alan Manesson Mallet ( 1630-1706)
from "Description de L'Univers" published in Paris, 1683.

Very good condition.

13.1 x 9.2 cm ( 5.2 x 3.6 ")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP244763


"Der Sikh - Staat". Lithograph ca 1860. Published by C. Flemming in Glogau. Original outline coloring.

Part of Afghanistan is on the left side of this map. Kabul is in the upper left corner. The mouth of the Indus is in the lower left. In the upper right is part of Tibet. Dehli is in the lower right corner.

Map has overall spotting.

31 x 40 cm ( 12.2 x 15.7)

Order Nr. INDIA1705SOLD


"Carte de L'Empire du Grand Mogul". Copper etching published in France, 1719.

It is easy to recognize the region shown on theis map, with the Tropic of Cancer as a line of orientation. In the northwest is part of Persia and in the north is Kashmir and part of Tibet. In the south easet is part of Thailand.

Map has been cut almost to the outerline. Image is very clean with overall light toning. Except for the missing margins, the overall condition is Very Good.

11.7 x 15.5 cm ( 4.6 x 6.1 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP1677


"Carte des Isles Maldives". Copper etching in modern hand coloring. Dated 1750.

An attractive map showing the Maldives. The area shown reaches from the Laquedives in the north to Pora Moluque in the south.

Map has overall light toning. In the upper left corner are some small holes the size of pinpoints. Light water stain in lower right corner barely affecting image.Condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.

21.6 x 15.3 cm ( 8.5 x 6 ")

$ 130.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP1676


 

"India Vetus" Copper etching by Peter Bertius (1565-1629) for Philipp Cluver Philipp (1580 - 1623) , an early author of historic maps. His works were published long beyond his lifespan. The This map comes from a pocket size atlas (duodez): Philippi Cluverii. Introductionis in Universam Geographiam tam veterem quam novam Libri. Amsterdam, 1661. Originally colored.

Very historical map of India and part of Southeast Asia.

Centerfold. Narrow margins. Right and left margins have been widened. General toning. A few scattered spots.

11.7 x 12,5 cm ( 4.6 x 4.9").

$ 115.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP1698


„Vorderindien" (India). Lithograph with original outline coloring marking British, French and Portugese possesions. Published by C. Flemming. Glogau, ca. 1860.

Quite an attractive map showing the Asian sub-continent including Ceylon (Sri Lanka) includingthe Himalayan Mountain Range. Inset on right side shows continuation of coast line from Islamabad south to Goa.

Map shows usual age toning, especially along edges. But is otherwise in a pleasant condition.

40 x 31 cm (15.7 x 12.2")

Order Nr. INDIA1696SOLD


"Ostindien 1849" Steel etching by G. Metzroth from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original outline coloring.

Map shows India and part of Southeastern Asia (known then as the Empire of Burma) as it was in 1849. Notice that part of Malaysia goes over the outline in the lower right- In the upper left a bit of the Hindukush goes over the outline. In the upper right is part of China, the island of Hainan and the Golf of Tonkin.

Map has light overall age toning and a few light spots. General condition is Good.

21 x 26 cm ( 8.2 x 10.2 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP1684


"Peninsula Indiae citra Gangem hoc est Orae celeberrimae Malabar & Coromandel cum adjacente Insula non minus celebratissima Ceylon..."

Map of India and Ceylon. Copper etching in the finest of original hand coloring. Published by Homann Heirs. Nuremberg 1733

Cartouche has elephant as title bearer and a group of Indian traders including ivory traders.

Very good condition.

53.3 x 47.7 cm (21 x 18.8")

Order Nr. INDIA 1708 SOLD


"Sinus Gangeticus Vulgo Golfo De Bengala Nova Descriptio." Copper engraving by P. Schenk and G. Falk, ca 1700. Original hand coloring.

This west-oriented map shows Ceylon (Sri-Lanka) in the upper left corner. North is on the right side of the map and this shows some of the East Coast of India. Burma, Thailand and the west coast of Malaysia. In the lower left is part of Sumatra. Historical sailing vessels and islands are among the windroses in the bay.

Map has two light brown spots of the coast by Bengala. Small repaired tears on centerfold in uppwe and lower margins. Minor creases.

46.7 x 53.3 cm ( 18.3 x 20.9 ")

Order Nr. INDIA1691 SOLD


"Map Of Hindoostan, Farther India, China, and Tibet."

Steel engraving from "Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps Of The Various Countries Of The World, Plans Of Cities, Etc. Embraced In Forty-Seven Quarto Maps, Forming A Series Of Seventy-Six Maps And Plans, Together With Valuable Statistical Tables." Published in Philadelphia 1860. This is from the first edition of the atlas that was published until 1893. Original hand coloring.

"Farther Asia" refers to what we refer to as Southeast Asia.

Margins have lght spotting. Overall pleasant light age toning.

Map with border: 28.5 x 35 cm ( 11.2 x 13.7 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP239574


"Vorder - Indien oder das Anglo-Indische Reich"

Steel engraving after C. Metzeroth for Stieler dated 1871. Original hand outline coloring.

Very detailed map showing British India. In the upper right is a detailed topographical inset of Sikkim and the Kantschin dschanga mountains. Below is a smaller inset showing Ireland to compare the size of India. In the lower left are height comparisons of mountains in the Himalaya area.

The lower part of the vertical centerfold has been reinforced.

33 x 39.5 cm ( 12.9 x 15.5 ")

Order Nr. INDIA237873SOLD


"Taprobanum Insulum Hodie Vocant Sumatrum......" Copper etching from: "Geographia" by Claudio Ptolemy. Originally edited and published by Willibald Pirckheimer. This edition, which comprises all 64 maps of the "B" edition, including the "New World", was published by Josephus Meletius 1562 in Venice.

For historians this map is more than interesting. The shape, of course, does not correspond to that of modern Sumatra. Neither do the names of towns, rivers and mountains, but that is a challenge for those who know Sumatra to investigate! On the left is an elephant in front of a tree and the line below the elephant going across the map is the Equator. Verso: Text in Italian about history and geography of Sumatra. Map is most likely Sri-Lanka.

A very fine crease in upper left reaches to tree. Light browning of centerfold. The map is otherwise in Very Good condition.

Ca 17.6 x 24 cm ( 6.9 x 9.4 ")

Order Nr. INDIA1755 SOLD


„Grossbritannien's saemmtliche Besitzungen mit Angabe ihrer Erwerbungszeit". Great Britain with all of its possessions with indication of the year of acquisition. Anonymous steel etching. 1846. Faint borderline coloring.

Insets: North America up to 1783. India ca. 1760.

Clean. Light crease in lower left margin corner.

Page size: 37 x 43.8 cm (14.6 x 17.2").

$ 140.00

Order Nr. BRITISHISLESMAP1150


"India". Wood engraving ca 1870.

Interesting historical map with the names of all the major regions at the time. On the right is Bhutan, Asam and Burma.

Left margin is narrow. Two horizontal folds to fit book size. Light crasing.

28.2 x 21.6 cm ( 11.1 x 8.5 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP234786


"Carta Della Costa Di Persia, Guzarat, E Malabar". Copper engraving by Bellin on order of Conte Di Maurepas, 1781. Published in the italian edition of the atlas. Fine, modern hand coloring.

Interesting map showing a tip of the Arabian penninsula on the left side. The pink area at the top is named Persia, Makran and Baluchi. Notice that the coast of India shows all the major town. The Maldive Islands and Adaman Islands are in the lower right corner. At the very bottom of the map is the island of Diego Royes.

Map has hardly visible folds to fit book size. Under the cartouche is light ink smearing from the printing of the map. Upper margin is narrower.

23.8 x 19.7 cm ( 9.3 x 7.7 ")

$ 145.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP1699


"Tavola Decima Dell'Asia" - Tabula Asiae X" Plate X (10). Pakistan, Cashmir, Bangla Desh, North-India between Indus and Ganges

Type of print: Copper etching

Artist: Girolamo Porro after Ptolemy

Published in: "Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"

Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli

Edition: Italian edition

Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)

Text: Italian. Complete on front and on reverse side: Tavola Undecicima Asiae (11)

Published in: Venice

Date: 1598

Measurements:

Map size: Ca. 12,5 x 17 cm (ca. 4.9 x 6.7")

Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")

Condition: Very minor traces of age.

Reverse side:

"Tavola Undecima Dell'Asia" - Tabula Asiae XI" Plate XI (11). Bangla Desh, Northeast-India,

Myanmar (Birma), Laos, Thailand, Southwest-China, Singapore

Type of print: Copper etching

Artist: Girolamo Porro after Ptolemy

Published in:"Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"

Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli

Edition: Italian edition

Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)

Text:Italian. Complete on front and on reverse side: Tavola Decima Asiae

Published in: Venice

Date: 1598

Measurements:

Map size: Ca. 12,5 x 17 cm (ca. 4.9 x 6.7")

Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")

Condition: Very minor traces of age.

$ 435.00

Order Nr. ASIAMAP236718


"Tavola Duodecima Dell'Asia" - Tabula Asiae XII" Plate XII (12). Taprobana = Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Type of print: Copper etching

Artist: Girolamo Porro after Ptolemy

Published in: "Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"

Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli

Edition: Italian edition

Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)

Text: Italian. Complete. Reverse side is blank

Published in: Venice

Date: 1598

Measurements:

Map size: Ca. 12,5 x 17 cm (ca. 4.9 x 6.7") With cartouche and elephant

Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")

Condition: Very minor traces of age.

$ 310.00

Order Nr.INDIAMAP 236717


"Descrittione Dell'India Orientale - Con quella d'innumerabili Isolee sparse per l'Oriental Oceano e per l'Indo, lequali a lei s'aspettano" Plate XXXII (32). China, Japan, Southeast Asia south to New Guinea

Type of print: Copper etching

Artist: Girolamo Porro

Published in: "Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"

Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli

Edition: Italian edition

Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)

Text: Italian. Complete on front and on reverse side

Published in:Venice

Date:1598

Measurements:

Map size: Ca. 12,5 x 17 cm (ca. 4.9 x 6.7")

Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")

Condition: Very minor traces of age.

$ 435.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP236715


" Carte de L'Inde en deçà du Gange comprement L'Indoustan ". Copper etching by Bellin. Dated 1752.

This map includes much more than present-day India. In the upper left we see "Frontieres de Perse" which means the map includes Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesch and Kashmir. In the lower left is a mileage chart in the Arabian Sea. The cartouche is in the area of Tibet. The mouth of the Ganges is in the lower right. The courses of the Ganges and Indus are very dominating features of the map.

The condition of the map is Very Good.

21 x 33 cm ( 8.3 x 13 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP1674


"Tabvla Asiæ VIII ". Copper etching from: "Geographia" by Claudio Ptolemy. Originally edited and published by Willibald Pirckheimer. This edition, which comprises all 64 maps of the "B" edition, including the "New World", was published by Josephus Meletius 1562 in Venice.

The area to the northeast of the Ganges river is shown on this map. In several areas to the north the name Scythia is used. To the east is part of China. Italian text on the backside describes the area shown on the map.

Some text shows through from backside. Except for light browning along the centerfold, this map is in Very Good condition.

17.7 x 24.1 cm ( 6.9 x 9.5 ")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. ASIAMAP2514


"Chin India & N.W. Oceanica". Copper etching in original coloring.By J.H.Young.From the Malte-Brun atlas, 1832.

Area: South East Asia to Sandelwood and Timor Islands in the South, Western part of New Guinea in the East and southern
part of China in the North. Condition: Very Good.

20 x 24.7 cm (7.9 x 9.7")

$ 160.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP1751


"Asia wie es jetziger zeit nach den fuernemesten Herrschaften abgetheilet und beschriben ist". Woodcut by Sebastian Münster from the "Kosmographie". Basel, ca. 1550. Pleasant modern hand coloring.

Part of the charm of this very old map of Asia is that it is not so exact. The map stretches from Eygpt in the west to Japan and New Guinea in the east. The northern part of the map is more "sketchy". In the location of present-day Siberia is the Scythicum Sea. Central Asia by Sebastian Münster reaches as far north as Japan and Mongolia. The area around the Caspian Sea and Black Sea are more accurate, even though the Caspian Sea lies too far south. In the lower left corner is a framed inset with information about Asia. Verso: Text in German about Asia.

Corners are somewhat spotty. There is foxing along the lower half of the center fold. A repaired tear of 5 cm. in the lower margin runs parallel to the center fold and a 0.5 cm. missing piece of paper has been replaced. Inking in upper right corner. Overall age toning. Creasing on centerfold in lower margin. The overall condition of the map isgood for a map of this age.

30.7 x 36 cm ( 12.1 x 14.2 ")

$ 870.00

Order Nr. ASIAMAP2503


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