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Auction 191, Lot 712

"Nieuwe Kaart van t Eiland Ceilon", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1765 (circa)

Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie

Color: Hand Color

14.1 x 11.1 inches
35.8 x 28.2 cm
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Attractive map of the island with north oriented to the left. The map provides detailed information of the mountainous country. The legendary Adams Brug (Adam's Bridge or Rama's Bridge) is clearly shown linking Mannar island off Sri Lanka with Rameswaram island of the coast of India. A small compass rose and title in block style cartouche make a handsome composition. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was not completed until over 70 years later in 1803.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a bright sheet issued folding with a bit of printer's ink residue at bottom right, a binding trim at left, and light toning and a tissue repair along the vertical fold at left.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/8/2023