Asia, Ceylon, Sri Lanka, India, Hindostan, Colombo, Galle, Jaffna; G. Mercator / Franciscus Halma / (C. Ptolemy) / L. Strick - Tab. XII Asiae Taprobanam - 1681-1700

Description
Asia, Ceylon, Sri Lanka, India, Hindostan, Colombo, Galle, Jaffna; G. Mercator / Franciscus Halma / (C. Ptolemy) / L. Strick - Tab. XII Asiae Taprobanam - 1681-1700
Original Folio Colored Copper Plate

This Map is an original 1698 copper engraving (16th century...).

This is the rare Ptolemaic edition, updated for the second time by F. Halma & L. Strick, on Gerardus Mercator’s maps, published in 1698 in his amazing work: "Claudii Ptolemaei, Tabulae Geographicae Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti, Franciscus Halma, Utrecht & Leonard Strick... Etc, Etc, Etc; - AMSTERDAM - UTRECHT, by G. MERCATOR, 1698"

Beautiful map, very rich in details and embellishments, with wide margins, excellent water-colouring and very well detailed at every point.

In very good condition, as pictured: it shows small signs of ageing. Cuts or irrelevant holes at the edges do not affect the engraved area at all.

Map overall dimensions: 54 x 45 cm

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
Asia
Geographical specification
Ceylon, Sri Lanka, India, Hindostan, Colombo, Galle, Jaffna
Map maker/ publisher
G. Mercator / Franciscus Halma / (C. Ptolemy) / L. Strick
Map/ Book title
Tab. XII Asiae Taprobanam
Period
1681-1700
Condition
Excellent
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Original Folio Colored Copper Plate
Size of the largest image
45×54 cm
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