Pakistan & India 1752
Map of PAKISTAN & NORTHERN INDIA Carte de l' Indoustan Ie Feuille c1752. By Nicolas Bellin
Good condition, fine detail, later wash & outline colour, blank to verso folds as issued.Some old crease and tone, approx engraved area 8.9" x 13.0' (225mm x 330mm) Close cut to lower boarder.
Interesting regional map of Afganistan, Pakistan, Tibet and and India. Extends from the Hindmind River in the west to the mouth of the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal in the east. Extends north to the Kaboul and Kashmir regions. A wonderfully detailed map. Includes a large decorative title cartouche. One of the maps produced by Nichlas Bellin for Prevost d'Exiles influential travel book, L'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Jaques Nicolas Bellin (1702-720) was the most important French hydrographer of the 18th century. Sea-atlas 'Hydrographique Français', 1756-65, an atlas to accompany Prévost d' Exile's 'Histoire. des Voyages', 1738-75.)
A genuine antique map over 260 years old