Description: Antique map titled 'Inde Indostan Bengale et Partie Septentrionale de la presqu'isle en deça du Gange'. Map of Northern India, including present-day Nepal, Bhutan & Bangladesh, and part of Afghanistan. Engraved by P.F. Tardieu, published in ‘Atlas Nouveau’ (Edme Mentelle).
Artists and Engravers: Pierre François Tardieu (1711 - 1771) was a French engraver and cartographer, nephew of Nicolas-Henri Tardieu. Pierre Francois Tardieu was born around 1711 in Paris, son of Jean Tardieu. His uncle, Nicolas Henri Tardieu, taught him the art of engraving. He produced historical and genre works. He is noted for two excellent engravings after Peter Paul Rubens, the Judgement of Paris and Persée et Andromache. He did much work on the engravings for the Fables de la Fontaine after drawings by Oudry.
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