"Ceilan Insula", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1610 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
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.
An excellent impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning and a few small damp stains along the edges of the sheet.