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Auction 107, Lot 490

"Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan…", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 10 inches
24.1 x 25.4 cm
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Detailed copper engraved map of the island with good detail inland of mountains, rivers, and towns and villages. Rococo-style cartouche, compass rose and pleasant coloring.


Condition: A

Very crisp, sharp image on fine hand-laid paper with wide margins. Trace of offsetting.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/9/2004