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1737 – J. B. Brühl – Charte von Ost-Indien

Title:                      “Charte von Ost-Indien und den Angraentzenden Laendern’… ‘Geographi Mr. Herman Moll … Durch M. Georg. Christian Bohnstedt Rector an der Dom-Schule zu Halberst. . .1737


Very rare German map showing the area from India to Japan and south to include the East Indies, based on Herman Moll’s map “Map of the East-Indies and Adjacent Countries … 1717”. Published during this period when the activities of the East India Company had risen to the forefront of the economic life of the British Empire. Engraved by Johann Benjamin Brühl with added explanations at lower margin.

Five large insets depict bird’s-eye plans present:

a plan of Bantam (a major port in Dutch-controlled Java);

a view of Goa (the principal Portuguese base in India);

a view of Surat (an English trading post in India);

a plan of Madras, India (a major English base);

a plan of Batavia (the capital of the Dutch East Indies)


Cartographer:     Herman Moll (1654 – 1732)

Sheet size:             61,3 x 52,0 cm
Year:                       1737
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Contemporary coloring. Reinforced on verso (with Japanese tissue). Watermarked paper. Middle fold reinforced wit transparent archival tape.

This is an original antique map published in 1737 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity.

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