Porro, Girolamo: Tabula Asiae XII
copper engraved map with recent colouring, set into Italian text; plate size 13,5 x 17,5 cm; page size 230 x 20 cm; some faint staining; o/w exc. cond.
An attractive map of Sri Lanka or Ceylon, formerly known as Tapobrana, from ‘Geografia, cioè, Descrittione Universale della Terra. Partita in due volumi... di Cl. Tolomeo’. This map varies from earlier, similar copies by a differently orientated Northern mountain range, and a decorative cartouche.
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