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This is a fantastic map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the 'Pearl of the Sea'.  Extraordinary detail is provided of color outlined political subdivisions, towns, lakes and rivers, and topography. There are 5 intricate engraved vignettes in the traditional Tallis style -- Lake of Kandy, Adam's Peak, Colombo, the ruins of a Dagoba at Toopharamaya, and the Temple of Buddha, Kalany. The map was engraved by J Rapkin.

1851 Tallis Map of Sri Lanka / Ceylon

SKU: 2539q
  • Title


  • Map Maker Specifics

    J Tallis, 1851, London

  • Size

    13 x 9.2 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Very good-excellent.  Nice print on thicker paper.  Hint of toning.  Color outline.

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