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BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [French chart of the environs of Mumbai]
Plan de Bombay et ses Environs... Paris, c.1760. Coloured. 230 x 180mm.
Map of Bombay (or Mumbai), India by Bellin. Shows the peninsula of Bombay as it was in the 1700s, divided into small islands including Salcet, Bombay and the Isle of the Jesuits. The fort and city of Bombay are depicted at the southern tip of the Island.
[Ref: 16530]    £285.00 ($378 • €326 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [Plan of the French fortress of Puducherry]
Grundriss des Französischen Haupt=Corntoirs Pondicheri in Ost-Indian, auf der Kuste von Coromandel. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 230 x 370mm.
A scarce plan of the French fortress of Pondicherry (Puducherry), published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Founded in 1674 and becoming the main French settlement in India, it became a target for the British during the Seven Years' War. Early in 1761 the British captured it but returned it under the terms of the 'Treaty of Paris', 1763.
[Ref: 14461]    £400.00 ($531 • €457 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of India]
Penisola di qua dal Gange anticamante India intra Gangem di più re. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of India, engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12984]    £680.00 ($903 • €777 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of the Mughal Empire]
Governo Dispotico. Imperio del Mogol anticamente India Vera. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of the MughalEmpire engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13009]    £425.00 ($564 • €486 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Map of Southern India]
Carte des Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel. Paris, Dezauche & Buache, 1780. Original colour with additions. 460 x 600mm.
An attractive and detailed antique map of Southern India, marking prominent geographical features, towns and cities.
[Ref: 12382]    £400.00 ($531 • €457 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [18th century map of India]
Presqu'Isle des Indes Orientales, Comprenant L'Indostan ou Empire de Mogol... Paris: Antoine Boudet, 1784. Original colour with additions. 505 x 650mm.
Decorative map of India with a vignette scene with an elephant. The inset 'Entrée du Gange', shows the Hooghly River, one of the Ganges' distributaries, with Calcutta.
[Ref: 14134]    £425.00 ($564 • €486 rates)


HARRISON, JOHN. [A English map of India after D'Anville]
A Map of India, Drawn from D'Anville's two sheet map with improvements. London. 1788. Original colour. 535 x 640mm. Narrow margins top and bottom.
A map of India & Bengal with the coasts of Burma and north-western Thailand. Eight inset charts include the environs of Goa and the mouth of the Ganges.
[Ref: 15858]    £725.00 ($963 • €829 rates)


RENNELL, James. [Rennell's detailed map of Bengal and Delhi]
A Map of the North Part of Hindostan, or A Geographical Survey of the Provinces of Bengal, Bahar, Awd, Ellahabad, Agrah and Delhi. by Major James Rennel, F.R.S. Engineer. Surveyor General to the honourable the East-India Company. London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 730 x 105mm. Laid on canvas.
As Surveyor General to the East India Company Rennell's detailed maps of northern India were the important contributions to the cartography of the area. After his return from India his work on ocean currents, specifically the Gulf Stream, caused him to be described as 'the founder of oceanography' by Clements Markham, President of the Royal Geographical Society.
[Ref: 13932]    £580.00 ($770 • €663 rates)


RENNELL, James. [An impressive 18th century wall map of India]
A New Map of Hindoostan from the latest Authorities, Chiefly from the Actual Survey made by Major James Rennell, Surveyor General to the H.ble East India Company, of the Bengal Provinces, and of the Countries lying between them and Dehly: the whole exhibiting All the Military Roads and Passes as wall as the most accurate Division of the British Possessions in the East Indies. London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1200 x 1440mm. Minor repairs to binding folds.
A huge map of India incorporating Rennell's landmark mapping of Bengal. However of equal interest are the borders settled after the Treaty of Seringapatam ended the Third Anglo-Mysore in 1792, only two years before this map's publication. Areas of Mysore (which is marked as the 'Dominions of Tipu Saib' are coloured to denote their transferal to the control of the East India Company.
[Ref: 16014]    £2,500.00 ($3,320 • €2,858 rates)


SINGLETON, Henry. [The assault on Seringapatam, 1799]
The Assault and Taking of Seringapatam on the 4.th of May 1799. Major General Baird having divided his force into two divisions, one under the command of Colonel Sherbrooke and the other of Colonel Dunlop, the troops ascended the breach under a heavy fire, when the latter officer was severely wounded, but though vigorously opposed, both divisions, were completely successful. Dedicated by Permission To His most Gracious Majesty George III King of the United Kingdoms of Great Britain & Ireland, &c.&c.&c. By His Majesty's most dutiful servants. Anth.y Cardon & N. & S. Schiavonetti. London: Anthony Cardon & Luigi and Niccolo Schiavonetti, 1801. Coloured stipple engraving. 585 x 675mm. Repaired tears in margins and printer's creases.
The first in a series of four plates of the siege and capture of Srirangapatna, the battle that ended the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. It shows the melée once the East India Company troops breached the walls and entered the city. In the centre of the scene is an officer (probably Major-General David Baird, leader of the attack) with raised sword In the title is a bust portrait of General George Harris, the overall commander. Singleton's original oil sketch of the scene belonged to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who commanded the rear guard and was made Governor of Seringapatam and Mysore.
[Ref: 17901]    £2,950.00 ($3,918 • €3,372 rates)


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