Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 833

"Ceylan, et les Maldives", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1699 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.3 inches
24.1 x 18.5 cm

Exquisite map of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, with the southern tip of India shown at the top. Sri Lanka is shown in an inset named Ceylan Isle, qui est la Taprobane des Anciens, Taprobana referring to the name given to the island on earlier maps. Nicely detailed and beautifully engraved with a decorative title cartouche and an attractive compass rose.


Condition: A

Nice impression. Folds as issued. Small hole in the very wide left margin, not affecting map.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/6/2007