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Magni Mogolis Imperium and Magni Mogolis Imperium de Novo Correctum et Divisum Per

a) Henricus Hondius, Magni Mogolis Imperium, Amsterdam, 1638
14.5 x 19.5 in (37 x 49.3 cm)

An appealing map showing the regions of Northern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, continuing inland up the Ganges and Indus Rivers to Tartary and the Mountains, with Katmandu, Kabul, and other fabled towns along the great commercial route. Extends south to embrace much of India, including Narsinga, Orixa Decan, and so on. Elephants and camels can be seen grazing along the shores of the Ganges, east of Kabul. Cartouches and sailing ships are decorative elements. The verso of the map has a descriptive text about the map.

Henricus Hondius (1597-1651) was a notable cartographer and engraver from the Netherlands. Jodocus Hondius, his father, was also an engraver and geographer. Henricus assisted his father in expanding and republishing Mercator's atlas, which was initially published in 1595 and reissued by Hondius in 1606.

Henricus and his brother, Jodocus the Younger, took over the firm after his father died in 1612. In 1621, he opened his own store and proceeded to publish fresh versions of the Mercator atlas. Subsequently, he collaborated with his brother-in-law, Jan Janssonius, to extend and publish Mercator's atlas, which became known as the Mercator-Hondius-Janssonius atlas. He was born and died in Amsterdam in 1651.

b) Frederik de Wit, Magni Mogolis Imperium de Novo Correctum et Divisum Per, Amsterdam, 1730
16.5 x 20.5 in (41.8 x 51.8 cm)

A beautiful original hand coloured map of Northern India, showing Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and extending inland up the Ganges and Indus Rivers to Tartary and the Himalayas, including Katmandu, Kabul and other legendary cities along the great trading route. It extends up to South India, showing Orissa, Deccan etc. The map is adorned with elephants shown roaming along the shores of the Ganges and camels east of Kabul, decorative cartouches and sailing ships. An extremely beautiful map of the rare The Covens & Mortier edition of this map.

"Frederik de Wit (born Frederik Hendriksz; c. 1629 - July 1706) was a Dutch cartographer and artist. The first cartographic images that De Wit engraved were a plan of Haarlem that has been dated to 1648, and sometime before 1649, De Wit engraved the city views - city maps for the cities of Rijsel and Doornik. His Atlas began to appear around 1662 and by 1671 included anywhere from 17 to 151 maps each. In the 1690s, he began to use a new title page Atlas Maior but continued to use his old title page. His atlas of the Low Countries first published in 1667, was named Nieuw Kaertboeck van de XVII Nederlandse Provincien and contained 14 to 25 maps. De Wit quickly expanded upon his first small folio atlas which contained mostly maps printed from plates that he had acquired, to an atlas with 27 maps engraved by or for him". (Source: Wikipedia)

(Set of two)

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