Auction 168, Lot 646

"Ceilan Insula", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 5.7 inches
18.5 x 14.5 cm

Charming small map of the island with great detail of the villages, kingdoms, mines and spice plantations. Decorated with a strapwork title and distance scale cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8380:351.

Condition: A

An excellent impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning and a few small damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/6/2018

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