"Ceylon", Tallis, John
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1850 (circa)
Publication: Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World
Color: Hand Color
9.2 x 13 inches
23.4 x 33 cm
Ceylon, the 'Pearl of the Sea' is featured on this fine steel engraved chart that is surrounded by 5 intricate engraved vignettes in the traditional Tallis style. A beautiful map with extraordinary detail naming towns, lakes and rivers, all bordered by an exquisite designed border. Includes vignettes of the Lake of Kandy, Adam's Peak, Colombo, the ruins of a Dagoba at Toopharamaya, and the Temple of Buddha, Kalany. The vignettes and borders are uncolored, as issued.
Sharp impression and original outline coloring. Adequate original margins. One area of toning at center and the typical marginal toning.