Bay of Metecalo Batticaloa Ceylon Sri Lanka 1725 antique engraved harbor viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Baye de Matecalo dans Isle de Ceylon.
(Sri Lanka, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean).
Issued 1725, Rouen, France, anon.
From a very rare source, Recueil de Voyages...de la Compagne des Indies Orientales...tome IV.
Matecalo is in the Batticaloa region (east coast of Ceylon) and was the ancient region of Tamil settlements in Sri Lanka.
Wonderful and scarce early 18th century engraved prospect view, the city profile in the distance top left.
Original fold-line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 6 3/8"H x 5 1/2"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/4"H x 4 3/4"W.