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[MAP - SRI LANKA].
Pioneering manuscript map of the interior of Sri Lanka
[Manuscript map of the interior of Ceylon].[Kandy, Ceylon?], [ca. 1815]. Bound in:FELLOWES, Robert ("Philalethes"). The history of Ceylon, from the earliest period to the Year MDCCCXV; with characteristic details of the religion, laws, & manners of the people and a collection of their moral maxims & ancient proverbs ... To which is subjoined Robert Knox's historical relation of the island, with an account of his captivity during a period of near twenty years ...Including:KNOX, Robert. An historical relation of the Island of Ceylon in the East Indies: together with an account of the detaining in captivity the author, and divers other Englishmen now living there; and of the author's miraculous escape.London, Joseph Mawman, 1817. 2 parts in 1. 4to. With a manuscript folding map bound in, drawn in watercolour and pen on laid paper, mounted on contemporary linen (31 x 47.5 cm). Further with a folding engraved map of Sri Lanka by J. Smith, dated 1816, mounted on contemporary linen, an engraved portrait of Knox by Smith, dated 1816, and 15 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf with gold-tooled spine, marbled edges, marbled endpapers.London, Joseph Mawman, 1817. 2 parts in 1. 4to. With a manuscript folding map bound in the book, drawn in watercolour and pen on laid paper, mounted on contemporary linen (31 x 47.5 cm). Furthermore with a folding engraved map of Sri Lanka by J. Smith, dated 1816, mounted on contemporary linen, an engraved portrait of Knox by Smith, dated 1816, and with 15 full-page engraved plates. Contemporary half calf with gold-tooled spine, marbled edges, marble … [Click Below for Full Description]
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