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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: 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 colour.
Map Ref: IC2409
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Ceilan insula
Date: 1625      Size: 8 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: [IC2447] Early map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Published as part of Hakluytus Posthomous or Purchas his Pilgrimis, contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells, by Englishmen and others. Coloured.
Map Ref: IC2447
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: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Ceilan Insula
Date: 1635      Size: 8 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Early miniature map of Sri Lanka. Rare Michael Sparke edition, English text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: IC2516
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Ceilan [Ceylon]
Date: 1638      Size: 20 x 14 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Stunning map of Ceylon in original colour, embellished with a decorative cartouche.
Map Ref: IC2433
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: Allain Mallet
Title: : Ancienne Isle Taprobane
Date: 1683      Size: 4 x 6 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Ceylon. Decorative cartouche. Coloured.
Map Ref: IC1657
Cartographer: Anon
Title: : Regnum Jafnapatnam cum Insusis Adjacentirus
Date: c. 1710      Size: 14 x 12 inches
Published: N/A
Description: Ceylon. Northern tip of Sri Lanks showing the former Portuguese colony of Jafnapatnam. Coloured. Decorative Cartouche.
Map Ref: IC1150
Cartographer: Pieter Schenk
Title: : Insulae Balearides et Pytivsae.
Date: 1713      Size: 21 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Sri Lanka. Large decorative map of the Island of Ceylon with illustrative cartouche. Original colour.
Map Ref: IC2478
Cartographer: Awnsham 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: 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: Awnsham 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: J.N. Bellin
Title: : Carte de la Baye de Trinquemale
Date: 1757      Size: 14 x 11 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Bay of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Coloured.
Map Ref: IC1935
Cartographer: J.B. Mannevillette
Title: : Plan of the Bay and Harbour of Trincomalay, on the Island of Ceylon
Date: c. 1780      Size: 27 x 21 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Harbour of Trincomalee. Detailed chart of the harbour with text panels giving navigating instructions. (SL)
Map Ref: IC1614