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Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
PTOLEMY,C. / FRIES, L.,  Tabula XII - Asiae [Taprobana Ins], antique map, old maps PTOLEMY,C. / FRIES, L. - Tabula XII - Asiae [Taprobana Ins]
Vienne, 1541, Coloured.. 280x415mm. Very good condition. Latin text on the verso.
Map of Taprobana (Sri Lanka) which depicts the typical misconceptions of Ptolemy showing the island greatly enlarged, surrounded by imaginary islands, and with a small part of India incorrectly drawn in the northeast corner of the map.
Toprobana was drawn too large on most early maps due, in pa...
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Estimate
($ 1,750 - 2,000)

Bid received
$ 1,300
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
MUNSTER, S., Sumatra Ein Grosse Insel / So Von Den alten Geographen Taprobana…, antique map, old maps MUNSTER, S. - Sumatra Ein Grosse Insel / So Von Den alten Geographen Taprobana…
Basle ca. 1550 - 1580, Uncoloured.. 250x338mm. Excellent strong print, clean image. Light soiling to margins. Verso German text. Some transparent green colour on verso.
A fine map of what is regarded as the island of Sri Lanka, by the early, important, and influential German cartographer, Sebastian Münster. The map title, in old German script, mentions Sumatra. Both Sumatra and Sri Lanka have been associated with the mythical island of Taprobana. In the earliest ed... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 400 - 550)

Starting bid
$ 300
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DE BRY, Th.,  XIV. Festum Poenitentiae Apud Populos, Qui. . . ( Strange ceremonies in the state of Silon.), antique map, old maps DE BRY, Th. - XIV. Festum Poenitentiae Apud Populos, Qui. . . ( Strange ceremonies in the state of Silon.)
Frankfurt, 1599, Uncoloured.. 136x165mm. Text sheet with copper plate engraving. In very good condition, dark impression.
Strange ceremonies in the state of Silon. Among the Oriental Indians are several from Casta who, whenever a man dies, digs a large pit. Then the corpse is placed in the open grave and his hands and feet are tied crosswise together. The dead man's wife is sent down into the grave beside him and is b... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 60 - 75)

Bid received
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1
DE L'ISLE, G., Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan., antique map, old maps DE L'ISLE, G. - Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan.
Paris, 1722, Original outline hand colour. 416x562mm. Fine. Wide margins all around. Paper clean, engraving strong. Soft crease across bottom right corner. Short tear in top border which extends approx 10mm into map.
A detailed map of Sri Lanka with soundings and two large title cartouches. Engraved by Charles Amadeus de Berey, an engraver active in Paris. Dated 1722 at the bottom of the title cartouche.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 225 - 350)

Starting bid
$ 175
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
VALENTYN, F., Jaffenapatnam., antique map, old maps VALENTYN, F. - Jaffenapatnam.
Amsterdam, 1728, Uncolored. 270x350mm. In fine condition with multi folds as issued.
A bird's eye-view of the fort and town of Jaffna. From Francois Valentyn's "Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien".
The view depicts Jaffnapatnam, the fort on the coast of Sri Lanka. This Portuguese built fort was captured by the Dutch in 1658.
The kingdom of Jaffnapatnam consisted of 13 islands and ...
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Estimate
($ 175 - 200)

Bid received
$ 130
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
THE SURVEY OFFICE.,  Ceylon., antique map, old maps THE SURVEY OFFICE. - Ceylon.
Colombo, 1925, Colour printed.. 320x205mm. In very good condition.
A uncommon issue of this detailed map of Ceylon. Notes roads, railways, towns, rivers, lakes, and a host of other topographical features. Scale of 24 miles to an inch. The map covers the entire island and is colour coded according to a key in upper right corner.

The Department of Survey ...
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Estimate
($ 75 - 95)

Starting bid
$ 50
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
THE SURVEY OFFICE.,  Ceylon., antique map, old maps THE SURVEY OFFICE. - Ceylon.
Colombo, 1925, Colour printed.. 310x203mm. In very good condition. Folded map on thin paper.
A uncommon issue of this detailed map of Ceylon. The map covers the entire island and is colour coded according to provinces. Notes roads, railways, towns, rivers, lakes, and a host of other topographical features. Scale of 24 miles to an inch.

The Department of Survey of Sri Lanka (also...
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Estimate
($ 40 - 50)

Starting bid
$ 25
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
THE SURVEY OFFICE.,  City of Colombo., antique map, old maps THE SURVEY OFFICE. - City of Colombo.
Colombo, 1925, Uncoloured.. 325x183mm. In very good condition.
A uncommon issue of this detailed map of Colombo.

The Department of Survey of Sri Lanka (also known as the Department of the Surveyor General) is a non-ministerial government department in Sri Lanka. Established on 2 August 1800, it is the oldest unchanged government department in the cou...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 95)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
THE SURVEY OFFICE.,  Ceylon showing annual average rainfall up to 1926 inclusive., antique map, old maps THE SURVEY OFFICE. - Ceylon showing annual average rainfall up to 1926 inclusive.
Colombo, 1926, Coloured.. 300x177mm. In very good condition.
A uncommon issue of this detailed map of Ceylon showing the annual average rainfall in a scale of 24 miles to an inch.

The Department of Survey of Sri Lanka (also known as the Department of the Surveyor General) is a non-ministerial government department in Sri Lanka. Established on 2 A...
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Estimate
($ 40 - 50)

Starting bid
$ 30
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3