Auction 89, Lot 243

"Taprobana",

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1713 (published)

Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis

Color: Black & White

Size:
5.5 x 4 inches
14 x 10.2 cm

Charming map of the island nation with north oriented to the right of the map. Only a bit of the Indian mainland is shown and it is incorrectly shown to the east of the island. Strapwork title cartouche, compass rose and a stipple engraved sea combine to make this a very attractive map. On a full sheet of Italian text.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/8/1999

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