Ancient India Indus Ganges Rivers Sri Lanka 1683 Mallet engraved mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Inde Ancienne a L'Occident du Gange.
(Asia, India, Indus River, Ganges River, Sri Lanka, Taprobane).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color. Note how Ceylon is called "Taprobana".
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, the image displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.