Nouva Carta dell'Isola Ceilon

TIRION, Isaak [Isac, Isaac]. Nouva Carta dell'Isola Ceilon.

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TIRION, Isaak [Isac, Isaac]. Nouva Carta dell'Isola Ceilon. Amsterdam, per Isac Tirion, [c. 1750].

Copper-engraved and hand-coloured map (image size 28 by 35 cm; wide margins); under glass and framed (to be shipped as map only). Isaak Tirion was a Dutch publisher and printer, mostly remembered for his cartographic work. This map, with east at the top shows as one detail Adam's Bridge, a former land bridge to the Subcontinent, which was swept away in 1480. This chain of natural limestone shoals still forces bigger vessels to circumnavigate the entire island of Sri Lanka, when sailing from the east to the west of India.

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