C1719

Nouvelle Carte De L’Ile De Ceylon, avec des Remarques Historiques.

Detailed scarce map of Sri Lanka solely devoted to the island, by the well known map maker Henri Abraham Chatelain. At top and bottom are extensive notes. From Chatelain’s, Atlas Historique

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Full Title:

Nouvelle Carte De L’Ile De Ceylon, avec des Remarques Historiques.

Date:

C1719

Condition:

Small minor repaired tears to lower centre fold, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

445mm 
x 385mm

Paper Size: 

506mm 
x 452mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nouvelle Carte De L'Ile De Ceylon, avec des Remarques Historiques. - Antique Map from 1719

Genuine antique
dated:

1719

Description:

Detailed scarce map of Sri Lanka solely devoted to the island, by the well known map maker Henri Abraham Chatelain. At top and bottom are extensive notes.

From Chatelain’s, Atlas Historique

Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743)

Chatelain was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), the Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). Chatelain was a skilled artist and knew combining a wealth of historical and geographical information with delicate engraving and an uncomplicated composition. Groundbreaking for its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. His maps with his elegant engraving are a superb example from the golden age of French mapmaking.The publishing firm of Chatelain, Chatelain Frères and Chatelain & Fils is recorded in Amsterdam, from around 1700-1770, with Zacharias living "op den Dam" (Dam Square) in 1730. Henri Abraham Chatelain, his father Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) and his younger brother Zacharie Junior (1690-1754), worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction à L'Histoire under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The volumes I-IV with a Third edition and volume I with a final edition in 1739. Henri Abraham Chatelain, whose "Atlas Historique" was one of the most expansive Dutch encyclopedias of the age. First published in 1705, Chatelain's Atlas Historique was part of an immense seven-volume encyclopedia. Although the main focus of the text was geography, the work also included a wealth of historical, political, and genealogical information. The text was compiled by Nicholas Gueudeville and Garillon with a supplement by H.P. de Limiers and the maps were engraved by Chatelain, primarily after charts by De L'Isle. The atlas was published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1721 and was later reissued by Zacharie Chatelain between 1732 and 1739.

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