Auction 148, Lot 700

"Ceylon. I.", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Sri Lanka & Maldives

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.3 x 3.8 inches
13.5 x 9.7 cm

This handsome miniature map shows Sri Lanka with a few place names, mountains, rivers and forests. The Maldives are depicted as rectangular clusters of islands forming a long belt. The Maldives map is adorned with a ship, a spouting whale, and a giant crab. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8380:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression with a tiny printer's crease at top left and minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/19/2014