"Ceylon, en de Maldivesche Eilanden", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving
Color: Hand Color
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.
A sharp, but later impression from the plate with rounding of the lower corners evident.