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Rare Antique Map-MOGOL-MUGHAL EMPIRE-William Hawkins-Pieter-van der Aa-1725
- Map: 'Oost-Indize Voyagie door William Hawkins van Suratte gedaan na 't Hof van den Grooten Mogol tot Agra. - Voyage des Indes Orientales fait par Guillaume Hawkins de Surate vers le Cour du Grand Mogol jesqu'a Agra (.).' (The East-Indies Voyage by William Hawkins from Suratte to the Court of the Great Mughal in Agra.) William Hawkins expedition to visit the court of the Grand Mogol in Lahor. This map hows the extend of the Mughal Empire, which includes Pakistan, northern India, from Golconda to Afghanistan and eastwards to Bengal and the Ganges river. Decorative cartouche with VOC merchants at court. Extremely rare in this edition. Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Authenticity 100% guaranteed. Description: This plate originates from the very scarse: 'La galerie agreable du monde (.).Tome premier des Indes Orientales.', published by P. van der Aa, Leyden, c. 1725. This famous work was published in 66 parts and is the biggest print / map book ever published. Van der Aa incorporated plates by other publishers such as Blaeu, Visscher, de Wit, meurs, Halma, Mortier, Allard in this work and often added broad decorative borders. Probably the costliest and complete universal geographic work ever produced. It is said that only 100 copies were printed. Ref: Koeman Aa9; Phillips 2780 note. This plate was originally published a Dutch translation of a travel narrative. Van der Aa published 130 translations of important 15th, 16th and 17th Century Travel Narratives to the America, Africa and Asia, which were issued in 28 volumes in the early part of the 18th Century. Many of them are extremely scarse or unobtainable. The decorative borders were added and are typical for this edition. Artists and Engravers: Pieter van der Aa (Leiden 1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases. The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, de Hooghe, ao. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling. Paper edge uncut and thus irregular and with occasional small tears. Storage location: (BG) B39-24 The overall size is ca. 19.3 x 15 inch. The image size is ca. 11.4 x 8.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 49 x 38 cm. The image size is ca. 29 x 22 cm.
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