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Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : Tabvla Asiae XII
Date: c. 1542      Size: 14 x 11 inches
Published: Basel
Description: Fabulous early woodcut of Sri Lanka from "Geographia Universalis". Title cartouche with description of pepper and illustration of an elephant. On verso, the work of printmaker Hans Holbein the Younger in the block title cartouche. Black and white, good impression.
Map Ref: IC2510
Cartographer: Tomaso Porcacchi
Title: : Descrittione Dell' Isola
Date: 1604      Size: 6 x 10 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Ceylon. Early map of the Island. Decorative cartouche. Coloured.
Map Ref: IC1489
Cartographer: Giovanni Antonio Magini
Title: : Tabula Asiae XII
Date: 1617      Size: 7 x 5 inches
Published: Padua
Description: Magini's map of Ceylon, or modern Sri Lanka. This map calls the island by its classical name of Taprobana. Unusually strong and crisp impression.
Map Ref: IC2674
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Ins. Ceilan: quae incolis Tenarisin dicitur
Date: c. 1620      Size: 20 x 13 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Golden Age map of Ceylon orientated with East at the top. Embellished with three cartouches, native animals, and trading ships along the coastlines. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: IC2625
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Ceilan Insula
Date: 1625      Size: 8 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Early miniature map of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) before the island's tear drop shape was established on maps. English descriptive text on the verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: IC2669
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Ceilan
Date: 1630      Size: 10 x 8 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Published in Johannes Cloppenburgh Edition, with French text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: IC2485
Cartographer: Jan Jansson
Title: : Insula Zeilan, olim Taprobana
Date: c. 1650      Size: 20 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Sri Lanka, or Ceylon, by one of the leading figures of the Dutch Golden Age of cartography. Decorated with sailing ships and two elaborate cartouches. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: IC2641
Cartographer: Philippus Baldaeus
Title: : Regnum Jafnapatnam
Date: 1672      Size: 12 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: Map of the former Portuguese colony of Jafnapatnam and its environs. Published within an English translation of Philippus Baldaeus' workings with the intention of conquering Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the late 1650s. Strong Impression.
Map Ref: IC2465
Cartographer: Alain Manesson Mallet
Title: : Ancienne Isle Taprobane
Date: 1683      Size: 4 x 6 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Miniature map of Ceylon, with decorative cartouche. Coloured.
Map Ref: IC1657
Cartographer: Robert Morden
Title: : A New Map of Ceylon
Date: 1693      Size: 4 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: Miniature map of Ceylond, now Sri Lanka, based on French surveys by du Val who in turn based them on Dutch surveys. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: IC2673
Cartographer: Nicolas Sanson
Title: : Ceylan, et les Maldives
Date: 1700      Size: 12 x 8 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and the Maldives with a large inset of Ceylon. Dutch F. Halma edition. Vivid original hand colour.
Map Ref: IC2531
Cartographer: J. & R. Ottens
Title: : Insula Ceilon et Madura Exactissime delineata
Date: c. 1725      Size: 24 x 20 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Spectacular large map of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) with two grand cartouches. The area in pink marks where cinnamon could be cultivated. Vibrant original hand-colour.
Map Ref: IC2616
Cartographer: Awnsham & John Churchill
Title: : [Negombo]
Date: c. 1740      Size: 12 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: Bird's eye view of Negombo. Published within an English translation of Philippus Baldaeus' workings with the intention of conquering Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in the late 1650s. Strong Impression.
Map Ref: IC2464
Cartographer: Awnsham & John Churchill
Title: : Columbo [Colombo]
Date: c. 1740      Size: 12 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: Early plan of Colombo. Published within an English translation of Philippus Baldaeus' workings with the intention of conquering Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in the late 1650s. Strong Impression.
Map Ref: IC2468
Cartographer: Awnsham & John Churchill
Title: : The Island of Manaer [Mannar]
Date: c. 1740      Size: 11 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: Early map of the island of Mannar, Sri Lanka. Strong impression.
Map Ref: IC2469
Cartographer: Isaac Tirion
Title: : Nieuwe Kaart van t Eiland Ceilon
Date: c. 1750      Size: 14 x 13 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Beautifully engraved map of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) by Isaac Tirion, a Dutch mapmaker and bookseller. The island is divided into regions as they were known to the Dutch. Stunning original hand-colour.
Map Ref: IC2636