Taprobana (Ceylon, wrongly also called Sumatra)

Name of map : Taprobana  (Ceylon, wrongly also called Sumatra)

Cartographer : S. Münster, 1489-1552;

Stock number : 6529

Date of map : 1550

Area displayed : Ceylon and Southerm tip of India; also an elephant and text cartouche

Plate size : (woodcut) 260 x 365 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: thin but good;

Paper color : off white;

Age of map color: old color;


margins : none;

plate area : none;

verso : none;

Overall quality : PERFECT/excellent/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Additional remarks: a beautiful and important early map of part of South East Asia;

Lower left: text panel; upper left: elephant;

Price : € Euro 300

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