77) Narsinga et Ceylon
By: Petrus Bertius
Date: 1618 (Published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 3.35 x 4.9 inches (8.5 cm x 12.5 cm)
A Highly decorative map from the Latin edition of Tabularum Geographicarum. It depicts India from Goa southward as well as Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and the Maldives. Many coastal towns are marked, such as Mangalor, Cananor, Cranganor, Cochin, Negapatam, Maliapor ubi S. Thomas sepultus esse dicitur (Mylapore where St. Thomas is said to be buried, i.e. present-day Chennai). Some sandbanks are indicated as well as interior mountain ranges, schematically.
Condition: Excellent condition with a strong impression.
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