"Ancienne Isle Taprobane", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l' Univers
Color: Black & White
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.