"Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1750 (dated)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
9.7 x 10.2 inches
24.6 x 25.9 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.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper, issued folding with minor offsetting and light toning along the edges of the sheet.