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