Auction 162, Lot 698

"Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 10.1 inches
24.4 x 25.7 cm

This fine map of the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) shows harbors along the coast including Colombo, Trincomalee, Chilaw, and Negombo, as well as many small towns and settlements inland. The Isle de Calpentin (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.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light offsetting and light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 4/26/2017