Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1753

Antique Map of Sri Lanka

Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan Pour Servir a l'Histoire generale des Voyages… Par M. Bellin… 1753.

DESCRIPTION: A 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.

Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages", less than twenty years before Captain Cook's famous voyage.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1753

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Sri Lanka

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Clean. Short margins at left and right.

COLORING: Outline and wash hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 9 " x 10 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 6

PRICE: $350

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