Authentic Antique Map of Sri Lanka / Ceylon: Ins. Ceilan que incolis Tenarisin dictur  By: Gerard Mercator  Date: 1616 (published) Amsterdam  Dimensions: 13.5 x 19.5 inches (34.3 x 49.5 cm)

1616 Ins. Ceilan que incolis Tenarisin dictur

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By: Gerard Mercator

Date: 1616 (published) Amsterdam

Dimensions: 13.5 x 19.5 inches (34.3 x 49.5 cm)

This is an authentic antique map of the island of Ceylon, present day Sri Lanka, by Gerard Mercator. The map features French text on the verso and was published in 1616 out of Amsterdam.

This decorative map of Ceylon shows the island with an eastward oriented view (North pointing to the left). Physical features such as forests, mountains, and rivers are displayed prominently. Man-made elements such as kingdoms, villages, stupas, mines, and spice farms are noted throughout. The map is embellished with a compass rose, three strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship, and several indigenous land mammals that include an elephant, a jackal, a deer, and a wild boar.

Condition: Map is in B condition, with wide margins, two small tears (reinforced on the verso) within the map that was created through oxidation of the old green pigment. Three small rust spots are also apparent, one of which has produced a very small hole. The map boasts lovely old coloring.

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