Ceylon India island by itself 1626 Purchas Hondius scarce miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(Ceylon- India- Asia).
Issued 1626, London by Purchase for his rare and monumental Relations of the World . Cartography by Hondius.
Charming and uncommon early 17th century antique copper engraved miniature map. Text on reverse as always.
Map displays overall age toning and light damp staining, less than perfect example but still nice looking and worthy of ownership. Right side margin has been reinforced on back with matching paper to strengthen and slightly extend (see scan of reverse of map). Longitude and latitude graduations surround the map.
Sheet measures c. 7"H x 8"W.
Printed area measures c. 5 3/4"H x 7 1/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 2, p, 364-6.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, vol. II, p. 319-146.