Rare Maps
 12 Apr 2017 Rare Maps
Sketch-map of Rameswaram - 10 July 1789

Sketch-map of Rameswaram in pen-and-ink and water-colour, dated 10 July 1789. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Eye Sketch of Ramisserum. July l0th 1789.'

The sacred Hindu island town of Rameshwaram is situated at the extreme south eastern limit of India and is... Read More
 2 Feb 2016 Rare Maps
Survey of the boundaries of Purgunna of Bangalore - 1800

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 23 Oct 2015 Rare Maps
The Amaravati Album

Inch to mile map of Amaravati and the surrounding countryside in 1816.

Inscribed: Map of Amrawutty in Guntoor & of Purtyall & the Diamond Mines with the villages Adjacent reduced from the Original Survey in 1816. The Limits of the Diamond Mines of Purtyall is denoted by a ye... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Maps
The Amaravati Album

Plan of the stupa excavation in June 1817.

Inscribed: Plan descriptive of the present state of the Mound of Depaldenna at Amrawutty, showing what has been cleared out and what still remains to be removed, laid down from actual measurements, June 1817. The yellow colour denot... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Maps
The Amaravati Album

A map of Amaravati and the surrounding countryside based on a survey conducted in 1816.

Inscribed: Plan of the town of Amrawutty, of the country near it, and of the Site of the ancient City of Daranacottah.

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 9 Feb 2015 Rare Maps
Plan of the Barabar Caves and an elevation of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave, Gaya, Bihar - 1814

Pen-and-ink drawing of the plan of the Barabar Caves and an elevation of the entrance to the Lomas Rishi Cave at Gaya in Bihar, dated 1814. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Gya.' The excavation of t... Read More
 24 Jan 2014 Rare Maps
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Imperii Magni Mogolis sive Indici Padschach juxta recentissimas Navigationes accurrata delineatio . . .
Map Maker: Mathaus Seutter
Augsburg / 1728 ca

Detailed map of India, extending from the Ganges to Eastern Persia and North to the Mont de Caucause (Himalayas).

Colored by pro... Read More
 23 Jan 2014 Rare Maps
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Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Quam ex Magna Universali Mercatoris . . . MDLXXXVII
Map Maker: Rumold Mercator
Geneva / 1587

Description:

Separately published example of the first edition of Mercator's map of the World, first printed in Geneva in 1587.

This is the early ... Read More
 23 Jan 2014 Rare Maps
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Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolemaeum
Map Maker: Gerard Mercator
Duisburg / 1578

Description:

Gorgeous example of Mercator's map of the World, based upon the writings of Claudius Ptolemy, from a later edition of Gerard Mercator's Tabulae geographicae CI. Ptolemaei ad mentem autoris rest... Read More
 23 Jan 2014 Rare Maps
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Undecima Asiae Tabula (Southeast Asia, China and India)
Map Maker: Claudius Ptolemy
Rome / 1478

Description:

Important early map of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, from the 1478 Rome edition of Ptolemy's Geography, Claudii Ptholomei Alexandrini. Cosmographia..., created under th... Read More
 26 Oct 2013 Rare Maps
Agra without the Taj.

Map Maker: Alain Manesson Mallet
Paris / 1683

An attractive birds eye view of the city. From Mallet's monumental Description de l' Univers, first published in Paris in 1683, perhaps the greatest work of its kind in the 17th century.

This picture disproves the new narrativ... Read More
 11 Jul 2013 Rare Maps
Fragment of map of Chittagong (Bengal), 23 January, 1818, by John Cheape, Bengal Engineers.

Pen-and-ink and water-colour fragment of a map of Chittagong by John Cheape(1792-1875) in 1818.

Chittagong, located in Bangladesh at the point where the Karnaphuli River empties into the Bay of Benga... Read More
 25 Mar 2013 Rare Maps
Map of Malabar, Canara and Deccan from the book:
Truthful detailed description of the famous East India Coast Malabar and Coromandel, and the island of Ceylon.
By Philippus Baldaeus
Published by John Janssonius of Waesberge and Someren in Amsterdam - 1672 Read More
 24 Mar 2013 Rare Maps
A map of India, showing Malabar, Madura and Cormeddel
Copperplate 18th Century
From: A collection of voyages and travels, some now first printed from original manuscripts, others now first published in English.
By: Awnsham Churchill, John Churchill, John Locke and John Nieuhoff
Published:... Read More
 24 Feb 2013 Rare Maps
Titel Les Indes orientales [Kartenmaterial] : sous le nom dêqueles est compris l’empire du Grand Mogol, les deux presqu’isles de ça et de la le Gange, les Maldives, et l’isle de Ceylan a quoy quelque uns joignent encore les grandes isles de la Sonde, qui sont Sumata, Java, et Borneo: l... Read More
 5 Feb 2013 Rare Maps
City and environs of Sirengampatanne or Seringapatnam taken at the request of Mr Robert Adams, Surgeon by Alexander Cesars LeGou - 1775

Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Read More
 1 Feb 2013 Rare Maps
"Dutch Fort of Pulicat (old spelling Paliacate) named Fort of Gueldre"- 1741
Paris

Source: University of Berne, Switzerland

Read more at the brilliant - 'Pondicherry, past and present' site:

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 20 Jan 2013 Rare Maps
Map and cross section of the drainage tunnel from the Machhodri tank to the river, Benares, with elevation and cross section of the tunnelling process and drawings of the equipment used - 1825

Pen and ink and watercolour map and cross section of the drainage tunnel from the Machhodri tank to t... Read More
 28 Jun 2012 Rare Maps
A LARGE MAP OF THE WORLD, RAJASTHAN, CIRCA 1810
Ink and watercolour on paper, backed onto cloth
58.8 by 102.3cm. (23 1/8 by 401⁄4in.)

Source: www.sothebys.com Read More
 28 Jun 2012 Rare Maps
Islamic map of the world - 18th Century.

The north is at the bottom, with the west to the right surrounded by unknown seas. The Indian Ocean, with the Red Sea, is on the left, with China, India and Iran in boxes to the right. The other sea shown is the Mediterranean next to which is a black squa... Read More