Auction 112, Lot 660

"Insula Selan Vulgo Ceylon Indis", Anon.

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 11.2 inches
38.1 x 28.4 cm

An attractive map of Sri Lanka oriented with north to the left. The map is divided into three large districts and further subdivided into individual provinces. The detail in the interior is well developed. The interesting title cartouche incorporates natives and a royal elephant and the title appears to contain ancient Sinhalese script.

References:

Condition: A

Margins expertly extended to better accommodate framing. Issued folding, now pressed.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/28/2005

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