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Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
MÜNSTER,  Sebastian., Sumatra ein grosse Insel, so von den alten Geographen Taprobana, ist genent worden (Sri Lanka)., antique map, old maps MÜNSTER, Sebastian. - Sumatra ein grosse Insel, so von den alten Geographen Taprobana, ist genent worden (Sri Lanka).
Basel, ca 1540, Coloured. 254x340mm. In good condition with large margins, and good paper with a small worm hole.
One of the earliest and highly decorative woodcut maps of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by Sebastian Münster. To the left of the map a cartouche with explanatory text in 10 lines about pepper, above a large elephant representation.
The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the ...
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Estimate
($ 275 - 325)

Starting bid
$ 175
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
MÜNSTER, S., Sumatra ein grosse Insel, so von den alten Geographen Taprobana, ist genent worden (Sri Lanka)., antique map, old maps MÜNSTER, S. - Sumatra ein grosse Insel, so von den alten Geographen Taprobana, ist genent worden (Sri Lanka).
Basle, 1574, Uncoloured. 260x345mm. In good condition. Centrefold reinforced for protective reasons, some stains to margins, verso with contemporary handwritten annotations.
A nice impression of this great map of island of Tabrobana, which was variously thought to be Ceylon or Sumatra. This map depicts Ceylon with the typical misconceptions of Ptolemy showing a small part of India incorrectly in the northeast corner of the map.
To the left of the map a cartouche w...
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Estimate
($ 350 - 420)

Starting bid
$ 250
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DE BRY, Th.,  Delineatio Tragoediae Illius, Qua Viceadmiralis Sebaldus de Weert., antique map, old maps DE BRY, Th. - Delineatio Tragoediae Illius, Qua Viceadmiralis Sebaldus de Weert.
Frankfurt, 1609, Uncoloured.. 130x167mm. Text sheet with copper plate engraving with letter press in Latin. In very good condition, dark impression.
Event during Jan Harmensz Bree's account of the voyage to the East Indies in 1602-1604, under the command of Admirals Sebald De Weert and Pietersz to Ceylon, where de Weert met his death at the hands of the Maharajah of Kandy. Engraving showing the murdering of Sebald or Sebalt de Weert (May 2, 1567... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 120 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
VALENTYN, F., Jaffenapatnam., antique map, old maps VALENTYN, F. - Jaffenapatnam.
Amsterdam, 1728, Coloured.. 275x360mm. Excellent, strong impression.
A bird's eye-view of the fort and town of Jaffna. From Francois Valentyn's "Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien', part V : Beschryving van Coromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien... Malakka.. Sumatra... Ceylon".... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 140 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 120
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
GILL / MACDONALD.,  Map of Ceylon showing her Tea Industry., antique map, old maps GILL / MACDONALD. - Map of Ceylon showing her Tea Industry.
Ceylon, ca 1934, In attractive strong original colours.. 130x85mm. In near perfect condition. Some MS writing to back cover.
A delightful little brochure highlighting the Ceylonese tea industry, issued by the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board in the mid 1930s. It features a lovely map of the island on the front cover, with the sun shining, winds blowing, and coastal and inland place names abound.
The various tea regions a...
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Estimate
($ 130 - 160)

Starting bid
$ 90
Condition:
Condition Rating: 1