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CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Southern India]
Carte Nouvelle Des Terres De Cucan, De Canara, De Malabar, De Madura, Et De Coromandel... Amsterdam, 1720, 380 x 440mm
India south of Goa, from Chatelain's 'Atlas Historique et Méthodique', with three text boxes giving particulars of the region and its divisions. Interior details include the Western Ghats and wild animals among the forests and hills. After a map by H.Reland (1676-1718) a Utrecht professor who specialised in Asian languages, geography and religions.
[Ref: 14840]    £250.00 ($303 • €273 rates)

BOUCHET, Jean-Venant. [Map of Southern India]
Sud-Theil von Indien Herwerts des Ganges Autore R.P. Ioan Venantio Buichet e. Soc. Iesu. Graz: c. 1728. Uncoloured. 220 x 240mm. A fine example with wide margins.
A scarce map of Southern India, one of the earliest printed maps to accurately show detials of the inland areas of Southern Deccan. Based on the explorations of the French Jesuit Father Jean-Venant Bouchet (1655-1732). Printed in Graz, Austria as part of Allerhand so lehr-als geist-reiche Brief, Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen, a book on Jesuit discoveries, edited by Josef Stocklein.
[Ref: 15624]    £200.00 ($242 • €218 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of the Mogol Empire]
Imperii Magni Mogolis sive Indici Padschach. Augsburg, c.1730. Bright original colour. 505 x 575mm. Narrow top margin.
A map of the empire of the Great Mogol, covering northern India up to Kandahar and Kabul, with Bengal and parts of Burma. The two illustrated cartouches (for title and scale) and the vignette ship show the quality of the impression.
[Ref: 16830]    £650.00 ($788 • €709 rates)

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [18th century map of Southern India]
Carte des Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel. Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1740. Original colour. 470 x 585mm.
An attractive and detailed map of Southern India, marking prominent geographical features, towns and cities.
[Ref: 7696]    £350.00 ($424 • €382 rates)

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 ($267 • €240 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 ($1,575 • €1,418 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 ($267 • €240 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 ($242 • €218 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 ($182 • €164 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 ($824 • €742 rates)

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