Price: € 242,50

Subject: Antique print, titled: ''Calpentyn Road, on the West Coast of Ceylon. The East Coast of Ceylon, from Venlos Bay to Batecalo […].'' - Two maps on one sheet, both of the coast of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The upper map of Dutch Bay and Kalpitiya. The lower map of the coast near Batticaloa. With depth soundings, rocks, shoals and geographical features inland.
Condition: Very good, given age. Wide margins, minimally soiled. Left margin creased (from binding). A manuscript number (29) top right. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Engraving on hand laid paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 46.9 x 62.9 cm. The image size is ca. 26 x 48.7 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 24.8 inch. The image size is ca. 10.2 x 19.2 inch.
Part Number: 64390
Location: GK-221
Description: Published in London by Robert Sayer and J. Bennett, 1778.

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Johannes van Keulen'. Johannes van Keulen (1654-1711). The Dutch produced a remarkable number of enterprising and prolific map and chart makers but not even the Blaeu and Jansson establishments could rival the vigour of the van Keulen family whose business was founded in 1680 and continued under their name until 1823. The firm was founded by Johannes van Keulen who was registered as a bookseller in Amsterdam in 1678.