Item details: Nouvelle Carte du Royaume de Bengale
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£ 175.00
BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas
Nouvelle Carte du Royaume de Bengale
Imprint: Paris, 1764
280 x 335 mm., in early wash colour, in good condition.
An attractive map of Bengal from Jacques Nicolas Bellin's greatest atlas, the 'Petit Atlas Maritime'. This copperplate engraved map shows the whole region in great detail with villages, towns and rivers featured. Dhaka (Decca) in present day Bangladesh is prominently displayed unlike Calcutta (Coolecatte) in West Bengal. The rococo-style title cartouche bears a distance scale. Phillips 638 & 3508; Shirley BL M. Bell 5a; Nordenskiold Collection 1 no. 10; Maritime Museum no. 211.
Stock number:7411.