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Big map is from French cartographer Rigobert Bonne.
Attractive 1780 map of southern India by the French cartographer Rigobert Bonne. Covers from the Deccan plateau south as far as the Maldives and as far east as the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Includes Ceylon or Sri Lanka. Shows the direction of the important Indian Ocean trade winds and their corresponding seasons. The regularity of the trade winds in the Indian Ocean generated active nautical trade routes well into antiquity. Published as plate no. L 3 in Bonne's 1780 Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre .
Size: Printed area measures 22cm high by 33cm wide. I resized the map 180cm high by 390cm wide.
Lower disk is from V.O.C. Dutch East Indies Trading Company secret trading maps collection, which was opened for public just two years ago.
Lamp is located in Far East Restaurant in Kuredu Island Resort.