Ceylon Taprobana India island 1683 Mallet miniature map w/ nice hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Ancienne Isle Taprobane.
(Asia, Indian Ocean, Ceylon).
Issued 1683, Paris, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 17th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, paper uniformly age toned, the image displays a fine patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8"H x 5 7/8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.