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Sri Lanka as the mythical island of Taprobana

MERCATOR, Gerard.

Tab. XII. Asiae Taprobanam repraesentans Medius meridianus
Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 345 x 355mm.

The mythical island of Taprobana, usually associated with Ceylon, despite being shown on the Equator and west of the Indian Peninsula. First published 1578, this map comes from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.


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Sri Lanka as the mythical island of Taprobana

MERCATOR, Gerard.

Tab. XII. Asiae Taprobanam repraesentans Medius meridianus
Utrecht, François Halma, c.1695. Coloured. 345 x 355mm.

The mythical island of Taprobana, usually associated with Ceylon, despite being shown on the Equator and west of the Indian Peninsula. First published 1578, this map comes from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's 'Geography', with the maps updated to Mercator's Projection. This example is of the second state, with a new title cartouche replacing the original strapwork one.


Stock ID : 20714

£380

£380

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