Rare and very decorative, old coloured sea chart of the Bay of Bengal by J. Janssonius. Shows the north-eastern part of the Indian Ocean with Sri Lanka, the east coast of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the west coast of Thailand and the northern tip of Sumatra. With north facing to the right. Decorated with rhumb lines, two compass roses, sailing ships, a title cartouche and a mileage scale.
From the first real sea atlas, known as the Atlas Maritimus. This map comes from the German edition Das Fünffte Theil Des Grossen Atlantis, Welches begreiffet Die Wasser-Welt, Das ist: Eine sehr kunstreiche Abbildung und Beschreibung aller Wasser und Meeren... by Johannes Janssonius (J. Jansson), published as the fifth volume of his Atlas Novus in Amsterdam in 1650.
|Title||Sinus Gangeticus, Vulgo Golfo De Bengala Nova descriptio.|
|Publisher, Year||Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1650|
|Plate Size||47.3 x 54.5 cm (18.6 x 21.5 inches)|
|Sheet Size||50.0 x 58.5 cm (19.7 x 23.0 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 0530:1|
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