Published by John Tallis, 1851
Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016
This superb reproduction of the original hand-colored steel plate engraving, "Ceylon", was first published by the noted English cartographer, John Tallis, in his Illustrated Atlas and serves as a fine example of mid-19th century pictorial mapmaking. Generally considered to be the last of the great pictorial mapmakers, Tallis's maps are eagerly sought after by collectors.
The artistic quality of this map is enhanced by the topical and appropriate vignettes of the Lake of Kandy, Adam's Peak, Colombo, the Temple of Buddha and the Ruins of Dagora. The English gained control of Ceylon in 1796 and continued their dominance until 1948. In 1972, Ceylon became Sri Lanka.
We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.