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Auction 95, Lot 324

"Regnum Jafnapatnam", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1670 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 11.5 inches
35.1 x 29.2 cm
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Lovely copper engraved map of the kingdom and Portuguese Fort Jafnapatnam that was captured by the Dutch in 1658. The map is fully engraved to show the lush vegetation and villages and north is oriented to the bottom. It is embellished with elephants, sea monsters, sailing ships and a compass rose. The large title cartouche features men and children and the distance scale is enclosed by a pair of dragons. Remnants of paper hinges on verso.


Condition: A+

Remnants of paper hinges on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/13/2001