Auction 121, Lot 751

"Ancienne Isle Taprobane", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l' Univers

Color: Black & White

Size:
4 x 5.9 inches
10.2 x 15 cm

An uncommon, miniature map of Sri Lanka with simple topographical detail in the interior and a quite a few placenames noted. The coastline of India is shown correctly to the west of the island. Titled within a drape-style cartouche, related French text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/26/2007

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