Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Gulf of Bengala by Janssonius

Cartographer

Janssonius

Title

Sinus Gangeticus vulgo Golfo de Bengala

Published

Amsterdam, 1650

Size

46.8 x 53.9 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18776

Condition

mint

Price

$ 750

Description

The best early sea chart of the Gulf of Bengala.

The coasts cover today's Malaysia, Birma, Bangla Desh, Calcutta, east India and Ceylon. The map was published in part V of Janssonius Atlas Novus, this volume was also named 'Waterworld'.

Here in the rare re-issue by Schenk and Valck of ca 1700.