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Old antique map of India, by J. Blaeu.

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Magni Mogolis Imperium. - J. Blaeu, 1643-50.


Old map of India, by J. Blaeu.

Dedicated to Johannes Huydekoper by Joh. and Corn. Blaeu.

Date of the first edition: 1640
Date of this map: 1643

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 41.5 x 52cm (16.2 x 20.3 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Original coloured.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 2, 8330:2.

From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas novus; in quo tabulae et descriptiones omnium regionum editae a Guiljel: et Ioanne Blaeu. Amsterdam, 1640. (Van der Krogt 2, 2:201)

 
The empire of the Great Mogol, founded at the beginning of the sixteenth century, extended from present-day Afghanistan to Dacca in Bangladesh. The English and Dutch trading companies in particular were enormously interested in this empire. The information on the map comes from that of William Baffin from 1618, who got his information from the reports of Sir Thomas Roe, ambassador of King James I of England to the Great Mogul Jahangir in 1615.

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