Project Description

(B14)  Title:  “A New Map of the East Indies [with inset of The Mouth of the Ganges]” by John Bayly and from William Martyn’s The Geographical Magazine or a New, Copious, Compleat and Universal System of Geography.  London:  John Harrison (1784).  Steel engraving, hand colored in outline.  Image size is approx. 12 ½ x 9 inches in size (approx. 32 x 23 cm).  Matted and shrink wrapped.  Mat size is approx. 18 ½ x 15 inches (approx. 47 x 38 cm).

Discussion:  John Bayley was an engraver who worked in London during the latter half of the 18th century.  Although most of his work was for larger, single image, productions, he contributed significantly to William Martyn’s Geographical Magazine from which this map comes.  It is significant for its simplicity of layout and ease of use for the more casual user.

Condition:  Two vertical folds, as issued.  Slight signs of age, though overall a little better than Very Good condition.

Price:  $150.00