C1764

INDIA-Carte du District de Tranquebar.

Superbly hand coloured example of this C.18th map of the Indian town of Tharangambadi, formerly Tranquebar, in the Mayiladuthurai district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on the Coromandel Coast with a key at top left of prominent sites. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

INDIA-Carte du District de Tranquebar.

Date:

C1764

Condition:

Top of right margin extended, as often found, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

310mm 
x 295mm

Paper Size: 

354mm 
x 344mm
AUTHENTICITY
INDIA-Carte du District de Tranquebar. - Antique Map from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Superbly hand coloured example of this C.18th map of the Indian town of Tharangambadi, formerly Tranquebar, in the Mayiladuthurai district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on the Coromandel Coast with a key at top left of prominent sites.

It lies 15 kilometres north of Karaikal, near the mouth of a distributary named Uppanar of the Kaveri River. Tranquebar was established on 19 November 1620 as the first Danish trading post in India. King Christian IV had sent his envoy Ove Gjedde who established contact with Raghunatha Nayak of Tanjore. An annual tribute was paid by the Danes to the Rajah of Tanjore until the colony of Tranquebar was sold to the British East India Company in 1845.

From Prevost, Histoire General Du Voyages. Paris.

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (French intellectual group).

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