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HEYDT. Johann Wolfgang. [View of Hoogly on the Ganges]
Ein Prospect der Stadt und Vestung Hougly, an den Fluss Ganges gelegen. Nuremberg, c 1741. 240 x 275mm.
A prospect of the town and fortress of Hoogly, located on the Ganges, from Heydt's 'Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien'. Johann Wolfgang Heydt was a German who joined the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1733, leaving for the east that year. He spend over two year in Sri Lanka before moving to Batavia. However he was allowed to resign for health reasons in 1740, after which he returned to Germany. He produced this book four years later, engraving his sketches himself.
[Ref: 17785]    £220.00 ($284 • €255 rates)


PARADIS, Louis. [The capture of Madras by the French during the War of the Austrian Succession]
Madraz et le Fort St. Georges Pris par les François commandés par Mr. Mahé de la Bourdonnais Le 21 Septembre 1746. Paris, c.1750. Sheet 370 x 570mm. Trimmed to neatline, mounted in contemporary album paper, small scrape in title area.
A French plan of Madras drawn after the French captured the English trading post during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48). The English forces surrendered in the face of a heavy bombardment from a French fleet. The French then held it until the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle swopped Madras for Louisbourg in Canada. The plan of Madras was drawn by Captain Louis Paradis, an engineer with the occupying force. Because the French reneged on their promise to hand over Madras to the Nawab of the Carnatic, the Nawab sent 10,000 troops to insist the deal be fulfilled: Paradis commanded only 230 Europeans and 700 sepoys, yet easily routed the attackers. The map was in 'Mémoire pour le sieur de La Bourdonnais, avec les pièces justificatives', in which Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, the commander of the French Fleet, had to justify the easy terms he gave the English garrison on their surrender.
[Ref: 19559]    £1,300.00 ($1,681 • €1,508 rates)


SCHLEY, Jacob van der. [18th century plan of Madras]
Plan de Madraz et du Fort St Georges. Pris par les Francois le 23 Septembre 1746.// Grondtekenning van Madras en't Fort St. Georges door de Fransen ingenoomen den 23 September 1746. Amsterdam, c. 1757. Coloured. 230 x 320mm.
Plan of the city of Chennai (Madras) the capital of Tamil Nadu, India and the old British Fort of St George (during the brief French occupation in 1746)
[Ref: 19466]    £220.00 ($284 • €255 rates)


Anonymous. [A view of the French East India Company's warehouses at Pondicherry]
Vue des Magazins de la Compagnie des Indes a Pontichery, de l'Amiraute et de la maison du Gouverneur. Paris, c.1760. Original colour. 260 x 425mm.
A vüe-d'optique of the warehouses of the French East India Company in Puducherry. The view is engraved in reverse for use in a zograscope, an optical device that used mirrors and lenses to create perspetive.
[Ref: 18871]    £200.00 ($259 • €232 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]    £150.00 ($194 • €174 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 ($879 • €789 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 ($549 • €493 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 ($517 • €464 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [18th century French 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: 18651]    £475.00 ($614 • €551 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 ($3,232 • €2,900 rates)


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