Antique rare maps of India


1612 - Aracam

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Nice example of this early state of Barent Langenes's map of Burma, which first appeared in the 1598 edition of Langenes's Caert-Thresoor, published in Middelburg. The present map is one of the earliest obtainable maps to focus on Burma. Langenes's...


1620 - Ins. Ceilan quae incolis Tenarisin dictur

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Finely colored example of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), from an early edition of the Mercator Hondius Atlas. The map is oriented with east at the top and includes elephants, gazelles and other animals, sailing ships, compass roses and 3 cartouches. The map...


1625 - Ceilan insula

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Striking early map of Ceylan with decorative cartouche. From the 1625-26 edition of Purchas His Pilgrims, one of the seminal early 17th Century English Language travel works. On a 13 x 9 inch sheet with English text, front and back.


1640 - Ins. Ceilan quae incolis Tenarisin dictur

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Nice example of Hondius's double-page engraved map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), from the Mercator Hondius Atlas. The map is oriented with east at the top and includes elephants, gazelles and other animals, sailing ships, compass roses and 3 cartouches. A...


1640 - Magni Mogolis Imperium

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Old color example of Blaeu's map of India, based upon William Baffin's map of India, first published in about 1619. The map is bounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and extends inland up the Ganges and Indus Rivers to Tartary and the...


1650 - [Sri Lanka] Insula Zeilan olim Taprobana nunc incolis Tenarisim

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Decorative map of Sri Lanka, published in the later editions of Jansson's atlas. A striking image, with a decorative title cartouche and scale of miles held aloft by mer-cherubs.


1650 - Goa

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A detailed birdseye view plan of Goa, showing the various streets and buildings of the city, the city's riverine harbor, and the fields surrounding the city. Several decorative features are added. The view includes a key naming forty-three points of...


1654 - L'Inde deca et dela le Gange, ou est L'Empire du Grand Mogol Et Pays Circonvoisins Tiree de Purchas . . . 1654

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Fine Map of South Asia and the Mughal Empire by Renowned Mapmaker Sanson Detailed map showing a large swath of South Asia by the skilled mapmaker Nicolas Sanson. The map is centered on the portion of Asia north of the Indian subcontinent. It...


1660 - Pascaerte van 't Westelycke Deel van Oost Indien, van Cabo de Bona Esperanca, tot C. Comorin

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Charting the Western Indian Ocean Decorative sea chart of the Indian Ocean, orientated with the north to the left. The highly decorative chart shows the East African coast, Arabia, Madagascar and the islands of the Indian Ocean with the Seychelles...


1661 - Pascaerte Van't Westelyckste deel van Oost Indien En De Eylanden daer onder Begrepen, van C. de Bona Esperanca tot C. Comorin 't Amsterdam . . .

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An Important Early Sea chart of the Western Indian Ocean Rare early sea chart of the East Coast of Africa, the Indian Ocean and the West Coast of India, by Jacob and Casper Lootsman, one of the first commercial publishers of Dutch sea charts. The...


1663 - [Southeast Asia, Philippines & India] Nova Delineatio particularis Apostolicarum Peregrinationum noni Indiarum Apostoli in India Orientali

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Rare map of India, Southeast Asia and the Philippines, illustrating the travels of the earliest Jesuit Missionaries. The map includes a key locating the earliest Jesuit Missions in the region. The map was published to illustrate a book on the life of...


1665 - Carte du Voyage de Pietro della Valle en l'Indie et de son Retour en Chrestiente par le Golfe de Perse, le Desert d'Arabie &c.

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Rare Pierre Du Val antique engraved map featuring three small maps related to the travels of Italian writer Pietro della Valle's travel through the Middle East to the western coast of India in the early 17th century. Dell Valle's route is shown going...


1667 - A General Mapp of the East Indies Comprehending the Estats or Kingdoms of the Great Mogol, the Kingdoms & Estats of Decan, Golconde, Bisnagar, Malabar & in the Peninsula of India with out the Ganges. & the Kingdoms Isles Pegu, Sian, Malacca, Cochinchina

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Old color example of the first state of Richard Blome's scarce map of India and Southeast Asia, the earliest folio sized map of the region to be engraved in England. While Speed's atlas was published prior to Blome, Speed's plates were engraved and...


1676 - Empire du Mogol

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Detailed map of the Mogol Empire, centered on the Ganges River, published in Paris by Du Val. The map extends north to Tibet, west to the Indus River, south to the Bay of Bengal and east to the Mekong River.


1676 - Presqui'Isle de L'Inde de ca le Gange

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Detailed map of the southern part of India and Sri Lanka, published in Paris by Du Val.


1680 - Coylang

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Fine view of the Portuguese colony of Coylang on the Malabar coast.