Antique map of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). "Aethiopia" (title above the map) - "Taprobana" (title in map). Published by Henric Perti in Basel, 1564. This 16th century woodcut map was copied from P. Mela's "De Orbis Situ Libri tres". Pomponius Mela, who wrote around AD 43, was the earliest Roman geographer. Good condition with paper trimmed closely to map. Measures approx. 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches to the outer border edges.
Item Number: ASI500