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Auction 185, Lot 680

"Nouvelle Carte de l'Ile de Ceylon, avec des Remarques Historiques", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1718 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

17.3 x 15.2 inches
43.9 x 38.6 cm
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This is a handsome and very detailed map of the island of Sri Lanka, with north oriented to the right. The mountainous topography is graphically presented, along with roads, locations of Dutch forts, gem and salt mines. Several elephants are also depicted. Panels of French text provide a detailed history.


Condition: A+

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a Strasburg Bend & Lily watermark. A small worm hole in the bottom blank margin has been professionally infilled.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/17/2021