"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
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.
Issued folding on a watermarked sheet, now flat.