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Auction 113, Lot 735

"Insula Ceilan quae incolis Tenarisin dicitur", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5.7 inches
17.8 x 14.5 cm
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Handsome small map of the island of Ceylon with north oriented to the left. Fully engraved to show the mountains, forests and kingdoms. This map was engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's edition of the Atlas Minor. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

Printer's defect at upper right with border and part of distance scale unprinted. Otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/7/2005