Sri Lanka


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253318th-century antique map of Sri Lanka.DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1753
Antique Map of Sri Lanka
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1753
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$350.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-Map-of-Sri-LankaA fine antique map Sri Lanka (Ceylon or Ceylan), an island country in South Asia, located to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. Sri Lanka is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. Historically, Sri Lanka's geographic location and deep harbours made it of great strategic importance from the time of the ancient Silk Road through to the modern Maritime Silk Road. <br></br> Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages", less than twenty years before Captain Cook's famous voyage.
799Antique French sea chart of the island of Sri LankaDetailsRobiquet, Aime1863
Antique nautical chart of Sri Lanka or Ceylon
Robiquet, Aime
1863
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$0.00Robiquet--AimeAntique-nautical-chart-of-Sri-Lanka-or-CeylonSOLD <br></br> Antique French sea chart of the island of Sri Lanka, or as it was known before 1972- Ceylon. A large separately published steel plate navigational chart by French hydrographer and publisher Aime Robiquet. Includes the Southeast coast of India from Puducherry ("Pondicherry") extending south-westward, past Tuticorin ("Tutacorin") to Tiruchendur ("Trichindore"). Large French nautical chart encompasses the full extent of Sri Lanka and its offshore waters with numerous soundings, hazards, and coastal geographic features noted and named. <br></br> Includes two large inset harbor plans: of Colombo (1838), and Pointe de Galle (1858). Single horizontal fold as issued. Sparse interior detail is as common for many sea charts.