Original Antique Map of Malabar, Coromandel and Ceylon

Productnr.: BGPB-001

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Antique map titled 'Peninsula Indiae citra Gangem, hoc est Orae celeberrimae Malabar & Coromandel (..)'. Large and attractive original hand colored map of Sri Lanka and the Southern part of the Indian Peninsula, with an elaborate cartouche showing an elephant and elaborately clothed indigenous people.

The map includes towns, roads, rivers, mountains, lakes, etc. An explanation of the map includes notations of various flags of England, Denmark, France, Holland and Portugal along the coast, delineating the various European trading posts along the Southern coastline of India, over 20 in all, plus fortified towns. A fascinating map published by Homann Heirs, circa 1750. Johann Baptist Homann (20 March 1664 - 1 July 1724) was a German geographer and cartographer, who also made maps of the Americas. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house. Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch.

Condition: Good. Original/contemporary hand coloring. Original folding line. Shows some wear and soiling. Blank verso, with handwritten title. Please study images carefully.

Date: c.1750

Overall size: 51 x 56.5 cm.