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1750 Janvier Map of India in Antiquity


Pars Orientalis Inferior.
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Title:    Pars Orientalis Inferior.

Description:    A beautiful map of India in antiquity issued by J. Janvier c. 1750. This map covers the subcontinent from the Indus to the Ganges and as far south as Ceylon (Sri Lanka), which is here identified as Taprobana. Shows various speculative mountain ranges running through central India as well as several early Indian empires citied in various questionable sources dating from antiquity.

Date:    1730 (undated)

References:    Institut Cartogrāfic de Catalunya, RM.268915.

Cartographer:    Jean or Robert Janvier (fl. 1746 - 1776) was a Paris based cartographer active in the mid to late 18th century. Janvier true first name is a matter of debate, as it appears as it often appears as either Jean or Robert. More commonly, Janvier simply signed his maps Signor Janvier. By the late 18th century Janvier seems to have been awarded the title of "Geographe Avec Privilege du Roi" and this designations appears on many of his latter maps. Janvier worked with many of the most prominent French, English and Italian map publishers of his day, including Faden, Lattre, Bonne, Santini, Zannoni, Delamarche, and Desnos. Click here for a list of rare maps by Janvier.

Size:   Printed area measures 18 x 13 inches (45.72 x 33.02 centimeters)

Condition:    Very Good. Exhibits some edge soiling.

Code:   India-janvier-1750 (to order by phone call: 646-483-0487)


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