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Publisher: TIEFENTALLER, Joseph.
Title: Carte Generale du Cours du Gange et du Gagra. . .
Published in: Paris ca 1784
Size: 23.4 x 29.3 inches.
59.5 x 74.5 cm.

Condition: In good condition, with multi-folds now flattered out, some light creasing to margins, a few tiny nicks and paper tears to margins etc. Left margin tight. - others adequate. Lightly age toned.
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A large chart that is essentially six inset maps printed on one sheet by the Jesuit Joseph Tiefentaller in the latter half of the eighteenth century. The map is in French and in Persian.
Figure I is basically the entire course of the Ganges and Ghahara Rivers.
Figure II locates correctly the source of the Ganges River at the Gangotri Glacier.
Fig III shows Lake Mansaroar.
Fig IV shows the sources around the volcano of Doulou Bassandar.
Fig V shows the Ganghara River as it runs through the Himalayan Mountains.
Fig VI depicts the earlier mistakes regarding the source of the Ganges River. Tiefentaller was an Austrian, who became a Jesuit, and moved to Spain in 1740, then from Portugal to Goa in 1742, and finally to Agra in India. To work at the Jesuit college there.

The Persian text is claimed to have come from reliable local sources, they were then (loosely) translated into French in a table in the top left corner of the chart.

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TIEFENTALLER, Joseph. - Carte Generale du Cours du Gange et du Gagra. . .

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