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Auction 123, Lot 732

"[Lot of 2] Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan… [and] Baye de Trinquemale.", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

A decorative pair of maps of Sri Lanka, both titled in Dutch as well as French. The first map is a detailed depiction of the island with much information inland, including the mountains, rivers, and towns and villages (9.5 x 10"). The map is graced with a delicate cartouche at top. The second is a chart of Koddiyar Bay, with the fort of Tricomalee (14.3 x 10.6"). The map includes soundings and a large compass rose.


Condition: A

Both sound sheets with folds as issued, both with paper added to the upper left binding side to facilitate framing.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008