Auction 137, Lot 777

"Ceilan Insula", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 5.8 inches
18.5 x 14.7 cm

Charming small map of the island with great detail of the villages, kingdoms, mines and spice plantations. Decorated with a strapwork title and distance scale cartouche. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins. The top margin is narrow, but still adequate for framing and there is some minor soil in the margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2011