Ptolemy's mythical island of Taprobana originally became associated with Sri Lanka although it was sometimes confused with Sumatra. Taprobana, as it was called on most ea...
Publisher: PTOLEMY, C.
Date: Lyons, M. Servetus, 1535
Wood block printed map and one of earliest printed representation of Ceylon prepared Martin Waldseemüller.Based on the slightly larger map from 1513 published in "P...
Publisher: PTOLEMY, C . / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M. / FRIES, L.
Date: Vienna, Trechsel, G., 1525 -1541
Uncommon early view of the city of Kandy, in the center of Ceylon –now Sri Lanka-, shown from above, intricately engraved; it shows a fortification at the center of the...
Publisher: DE BRY, Th.
Date: Frankfurt, 1607
Very fine early miniature map of Maldives Islands. East is at the top. Title cartouche on the lower right corner. A dolphin and two ships are depicted.First published in ...
Publisher: LANGENES, B.
Date: Amsterdam / Frankfurt, 1609
Manuscript map of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Inland filled with a good number of place names, mountains.
Date: Italy, ca. 1750