Auction 122, Lot 756

"Ceylon, en de Maldivesche Eilanden", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 7.3 inches
24.1 x 18.5 cm

This fascinating map presents Sri Lanka, the tip of India and an interesting depiction of the atolls of the Maldives. An inset map of Sri Lanka is filled with place names and mountainous topography. A delicate compass rose and a strapwork title cartouche decorate the map.

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Condition: A+

A sharp, but later impression from the plate with rounding of the lower corners evident.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2007

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