The Coast of Mallabar

(inclusive of taxes)


Size: 20 x 17 inches
Medium: Print on High Grade Canvas


A series of nautical charts from the early 1700s showing highly detailed navigation information of the coasts of India for the benefit of mariners. These were compiled by Samuel Thornton, Hydrographer to the East India Company although the credit should mostly go to his father John Thornton, who had succeeded John Seller as the most notable of the chart makers in London. Upon his death in 1708, Thornton willed his charts, copper plates, instruments, and 'all things belonging to my calling' to his son, Samuel Thornton, who continued to republish his father's work, with few updates, until about 1715.

This map has been meticulously reproduced on high grade canvas, and is available with or without a frame. The price of the canvas with framing is Rs.5,000, and without a frame is Rs.2,100. 

The canvas in the 'Without Frame' option comes with a white border in case you wish to frame it later. If you choose to purchase with frame, this piece will be set behind glass and held together by a slender black aluminium frame. Mounting hardware will also be included in the latter option.