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Title: A New Map of East India

By: Speed, John

Map id: 52542
Publisher: Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World/Basset and Chiswell
Published date: 1676

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A New Map of East India

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Rare. Copper engraving by F. Lamb ; later hand colouring. Overall size: 51.8cms x 40.3cms ; image size: 500mm x 381mm. This map covers present-day India, Indo-China, the Philippines and South East Asia. It was published only in the posthumous (and last) edition of John Speed's Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World. A decorative title cartouche at the top of the page is flanked by costumed figures. Most of the maps in the atlas had been engraved by Dutch engravers like Abraham Goos for the 1627 edition; however this is one of six maps appearing for the first time. Engraved by the Englishman Francis Lamb, they showed areas that had gained in importance because of England's increased role abroad - this shows the important areas of the spice trade. The English text on the verso is full of fascinating historical and cultural detail such as : The Indian people are ...for the most part long-liv'd , even many times to the age of 130 years; notwithstanding their addiction, above all other people in the World , to luxury and venereal exercises. Overall toning; two cracks at top of map, one reaches through yellow margin , chip above, one very small hole above above Cumbara; one worm repair , very discrete, left margin just into yellow border opposite Insulae Maldivae; one crack , not touching neatline, right margin; blue aroud coast a little clumsy else uncommon map in very good condition.

Subject Asia
Map maker Speed, John
Publisher Prospect Of The Most Famous Parts Of The World/Basset and Chiswell
Published at year 1676

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