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Auction 114, Lot 615

"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
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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.


Condition: B

Sharp impression and original outline coloring. Adequate original margins. One area of toning at center and the typical marginal toning.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/1/2006