Auction 102, Lot 478

"Regnum Jafnapatnam cum Insulis Adjacentibus", Churchill, John

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1704 (published)

Publication: A Collection of Voyages and Travels

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.7 x 11.4 inches
34.8 x 29 cm

Lovely copper engraved map of the kingdom and Portuguese Fort Jafnapatnam that was captured by the Dutch in 1658. Oriented with north at the bottom, the map is fully engraved to show the lush vegetation and villages. It is embellished with elephants, sea monsters, sailing ships and a compass rose. The large title cartouche features men and children and the distance scale is enclosed by a pair of dragons. This plan was included in Volume III to accompany "The True & Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East - India Coast of Malabar and Coromandel and the Island of Ceylon, with all adjacent Countries" by Philip Baldaeus.

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Condition: B

Faint damp stains, else very good.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/5/2003

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