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SRI LANKA - "MAP (MARINE) of the BAY and PORT...

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SRI LANKA - "MAP (MARINE) of the BAY and PORT of TRINQUEMALAY in the Isle of CEYLAN, accurately surveyed in 1762 by Sr. Ge. Neichelson, under the orders of Mr. Samuel Cornish, Vice-Admiral of the Blue Squadron and Commander-in-Chief of the English Vessels in India", circa 1775, by Guillaume DE LA HAYE (1727-1802). In the left-hand boxes: Remarks, Instructions & References. Large engraved map, on laid paper. Colors. Margins. 55 x 75 cm. A/B condition (a few rare stains, tears in the margins formerly restored, trace of original vertical median fold).