C1710

Peninsula Indiae citra Gangem Hoc est Orae Celeberrimae Malabar & Coromandel Cum Adjacente Insula non minus celebratissima Ceylon...

Superb c.18th large scale, map of India and Ceylon by the German map making dynasty founded by Johann Homann. Elaborately decorated with a large title at lower left comprising an ornately draped elephant surrounded by merchants and traders with an … Read Full Description

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S/N: ASI-INDI-HOMA–232270
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Full Title:

Peninsula Indiae citra Gangem Hoc est Orae Celeberrimae Malabar & Coromandel Cum Adjacente Insula non minus celebratissima Ceylon…

Date:

C1710

Condition:

Minor offsetting, otherwise in good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

485mm 
x 550mm
AUTHENTICITY
Peninsula Indiae citra Gangem Hoc est Orae Celeberrimae Malabar & Coromandel Cum Adjacente Insula non minus celebratissima Ceylon... - Antique Map from 1710

Genuine antique
dated:

1710

Description:

Superb c.18th large scale, map of India and Ceylon by the German map making dynasty founded by Johann Homann.

Elaborately decorated with a large title at lower left comprising an ornately draped elephant surrounded by merchants and traders with an array of exotic goods.

Johann Baptist Homann (1663 - 1724)

Homann was the most important German cartographer of the 18th century. In 1715 the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the VI, appointed him Imperial Cartographer and in the same year he was also appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Upon his death, the business passed to his son Johann Christolph (1701-1730) and in 1730 the business was continued by the Heirs to Homann up until 1848.

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