By: Thomas Jefferys Published by: Laurie & Whittle
Date: 1794 (dated) London
Dimensions: 22.5 x 23.2 inches (57 x 69 cm)
This map extends from southeastern Persia eastward across Afghanistan, Kashmir, Tibet and southern China and Hainan Island, and all of the Indian Peninsula, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), mainland Southeast Asia to south of the Straits of Singapore, including the northern end of Sumatra and a western corner of Borneo. Many interior mountains, rivers, towns, and roads are detailed. In a few places there are comments, such as (along coast of Cambodia) “Cancar or Ponthiamas a Little Kingdom founded about 50 years ago by Kiang-tse a Chinese Mercht”; (inland central Vietnam) Mountains inhabited by the Wild Nation called Ke-moy”; (Sambalpur, Odisha) “Sumbulpour a Diamond Mine.”
Condition: Map is in good condition with fold separations expertly repaired on the verso and some light browning along the lower centerfold.
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