"[Lot of 4 - Sri Lanka and India]",
Subject: India and Sri Lanka
Period: 1713-70 (circa)
Nice group of copper engraved maps detailing parts of southern India and Sri Lanka:
1) Carte de l'Isle de Ceylon, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, from Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages," circa 1750, hand colored (9.8 x 10"). Left margin with normal binding trim inside plate mark.
2) Calechut, by Alphonse Lasor a Varea, from "Universus Terrarum Orbis," 1713, image (5.2 x 3.3") on full sheet of Latin text, uncolored (13 x 8"). Tear in right margin repaired with archival tape.
3) Imperia Antiqua pars Orientalis, by Rigobert Bonne, circa 1770, uncolored (9 x 13.6"). Toned with some tears in margins closed with archival tape and lighter than surrounding toning along centerfold. (B)
4) Theatre de la Guerre sur la Cote de Coromandel (Toneel des Oorlogs op de Kust van Choromandel), by Bellin/Van Schley, from Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages," 1750, uncolored (9.8 x 12.6"). Folded as issued.