Auction 139, Lot 668

"Insula Zeilan, olim Taprobana nunc Incolis Tenarisim", Jansson/Valck & Schenk

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 16.3 inches
50.8 x 41.4 cm

Superb map of Ceylon oriented with north to the left with two compass roses and rhumb lines. The island is well delineated with mountains, forests, roads, cities, forts, and temples. The map is richly embellished with sailing ships, a sea monster and two fine cartouches. The title cartouche at top is flanked by the allegorical female representation for Asia and a native holding elephant ivory. The scale of miles cartouche at bottom is surrounded by a group of adorable putti. Originally issued by Jansson, this edition was published by Valk and Schenk.


Condition: A

Fine original full color in map with a bit of later color added to some of the embellishments, which are mostly uncolored.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/15/2012