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Auction 146, Lot 727

"Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan pour Servir a l'Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens", Bellin/Van Schley

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1750 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 10.1 inches
24.4 x 25.7 cm
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Fine map of the island of Ceylon, present-day Sri Lanka, showing harbors along the coast including Colombo, Trincomalee, Chilaw, and Negombo, as well as many small towns and settlements inland. The I. Calpentyn, now the Kalpitiya Peninsula, Mannar Island, and several smaller islands are included off the west coast. Ceylon's shorelines are well defined depicting capes, bays, and points, and the island is filled with pictorial depictions of mountains and trees. Title in Dutch below map: Kaart van t' Eiland Ceilon…


Condition: A

Issued folding with original color on watermarked paper and a hint of toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/4/2013