Auction 112, Lot 661

"Isle de Ceylan", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication: Atlas Soulage

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 6.2 inches
19.8 x 15.7 cm

This rare map is from a revised copper plate originally engraved by Pieter van den Keere and published in the 1628 edition of the Atlas Minor published by Jansson. It depicts the island with north oriented at left. For the Atlas Soulage the title and scale were translated into French, the cartouche revised and a compass rose added in the sea. The atlas was only issued once and there is only one known complete copy extant, in the University Library of Leiden.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/28/2005

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