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Auction 171, Lot 697

"Carte de l'Ile de Ceilan; d'Apres un Plan Particulier Communique par les Commissaires de la Compagnie des Indes, et Publiee", Arrowsmith, Aaron, Sr.

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1803 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13.6 x 20.3 inches
34.5 x 51.6 cm
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This is the rare French edition of Arrowsmith's map of Sri Lanka. It shows political divisions, roads, and cities of the day. The map includes a depiction of Adam's Peak that is not present on the English edition. Arrowsmith was a notable English cartographer in the late 18th century and established a reputation for recording the latest discoveries in all parts of the world.


Condition: A

Issued folding on a watermarked sheet, now flat.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/6/2019