Auction 129, Lot 781

"Narsinga et Ceylon", Langenes, Barent

Subject: India and Sri Lanka

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-thresoor

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm

Petrus Kaerius engraved this early miniature map of southern India and Ceylon. Narsinga, referred to as the Kingdom of Bisnaga by the Portuguese, was the Hindu Vijayanagara Empire that controlled southern India. This is the scarce first state without degrees of latitude in the borders. Dutch text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82.

Condition: B

The margins have been trimmed but are still ample. There is general surface soil in the map and margins.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/23/2009