"Ceylan, et les Maldives", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1700 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 7.3 inches
24.1 x 18.5 cm
Exquisite map of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, with the southern tip of India shown at the top. Sri Lanka is shown in an inset named Ceylan Isle, qui est la Taprobane des Anciens, Taprobana referring to the name given to the island on earlier maps. Nicely detailed and beautifully engraved with a decorative title cartouche and an attractive compass rose.
This is a later edition with the worn copper plate evident in the bottom corners. Otherwise the condition is fine.