Antique Prints of Sri Lanka

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Prints are in good condition unless otherwise mentioned.

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"The Prince Giving Sugar Cane to the Elephants at the rehearsal of the Perahara, Kandy, Ceylon"

Wood engraving published 1876. Reverse side is printed.

25 x 23.5 cm ( 9.8 x 9.2 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249882


 

"India Vetus" Copper etching by Peter Bertius (1565-1629) for Philipp Cluver Philipp (1580 - 1623) , an early author of historic maps. His works were published long beyond his lifespan. The This map comes from a pocket size atlas (duodez): Philippi Cluverii. Introductionis in Universam Geographiam tam veterem quam novam Libri. Amsterdam, 1661. Originally colored.

Very historical map with ancient names of India and part of Southeast Asia.

Centerfold. has been flattened. Right and left margins have been widened.

11.7 x 12,5 cm ( 4.6 x 4.9").

$ 240.00

Order Nr. INDIAMAP249558


"Teufelstaenzer auf Ceylon" ( devil dancers of Ceylon )

Wood engraving published 1882. Reverse side is printed. Light age toning.

15 x 23.5 cm ( 5.9 x 9.2 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249653


"Ein Landhaus auf Ceylon"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed. Light age toning.

10 x 13.5 cm ( 3.9 x 5.3 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249652


No title. Jaffna or Jaffnapatam.

Group of islands near Janna or (earlier) Jaffnapatam in the utmost north of Sri Lanka.

Copper etching. Published in "Description of East India Coasts of Mlabarand Cormandel with their adjacent Kingdoms and Prvinces of the Empire of Ceylon and of the Idolatry of the Pagans in the East Indies"

This is the English language version of the originally Dutch book, which was published in Dutch and German in Amsterdam, 1672. The English language publication was in London, 1703

Author: Philipp Baldaeus (1632-1672)

He was not a man of trade, but, with his detailed descriptions, he was very important for the trade of the East India Company.

The island-group here shown, is on the upper half page of the book. On the reverse side is text print and part of a copper etching of two Ceylon elephants.

13 x 16,6 cm (ca. 5.1 x 6.5")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249518


"Eine Elefantenjagd auf Ceylon"

Wood engraving 1890 showing various images of elephant hunting.

On the reverse side is an article about hunting elephants in Sri Lanka.

Vertical centerfold has been flattened and reinforced.
Minor repairs in upper and lower margins on centerfold. Minimal signs of age and use.

30 x 50 cm ( 11.8 x 19.6 ")

$ 130.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249251


"One of the Lipton's Tea Gardens Ceylon"

Wood engraving dated 1896. Reverse side is printed.

17.5 x 24 cm ( 6.8 x 9.4 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA247395SOLD


"Ile de Ceylan" - Ceylon - Sri Lanka)

Steel engraving by Augustain Francois Lemitre (1797-1870)

Published in "L'Univers Pittoresque". Paris, 1843

Nicely detailed map of Ceylon, now Sri Lanka

Light general age toning. Right margin has been widened.

18,1 x 10,6 cm (ca. 7.1 x 4.2"

$ 90.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249519


Kandy

"Bilder aus Ceylon" ( scenes, people and railroad of Kandy )

Wood engravings by Arthur Manjura, 1887. On the reverse side is text ( in German ) about Sri Lanka.
Light age toning.

28 x 19.5 cm ( 11 x 7.6 ")

$ 70.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249655


"Grabmonument auf Ceylon"

Wood engraving ca 1885. Reverse side is printed.
Small repair in lower right margin corner.

14 x 11.5 cm ( 5.5 x 4.5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249651


Coöombo, Ceylon

"The Custom House and Inner Harbour, Colombo, Ceylon"

Wood engraving published 1864. Reverse side is printed.

12.5 x 23.5 cm ( 4.9 x 9.2 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249656


"Besuch bei wilden Menschen ( Veddahs ) auf Ceylon" ( visiting the Veddahs )

Wood engraving showing Mr. Stevens visiting the isolated tribe of the Veddahs.
Published 1888. Reverse side is printed.

30 x 22.5 cm ( 11.8 x 8.8 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA245042


Upper image: " La Divinite qui selon los Chingulais, donne a Sagasse, la Sante & et les biens"
Lower image: "Le Dieu Tutelaire de l Ile de Ceylan"

Copper engraving by B. Picart, dated 1729.

A few scattered spots in lower margin.

Page size: 39 x 24.5 cm ( 15.3 x 9.6 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA240255


"Singhalesen Fischer von der Insel Ceylon
mit primitiven Fischerei Geraeten"

Photo illustration 1902. Reverse side is printed.

13 x 9 cm ( 5.1 x 3.5 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249883


"Herberge bei Annuradhapura" ( Lodging house near Annuradhapura )

Wood engraving ca 1890. Reverse side is printed with an image of the harbor of Trincomali .
Overall light age toning.

11.6 x 17.7 cm ( 4.5 x 6.9 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA238700SOLD


 Perahara Festival

"The Perahara Festival at Kandy, Ceylon, Before the Prince of Wales."

Wood engraving dated 1876. Reverse side is printed.

Vertical centerfold. Minor signs of age and use.

33 x 47 cm ( 12.9 x 18.5 ")

$ 130.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249424


Kandy

"Grand Ball Given at Kandy to the Govenor of Ceylon. Decoration of the Library"

Wood enraving 1852. Reverse side is printed.

14.5 x 23 cm ( 5.7 x 9 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA247442 SOLD


Colombo

"Tempel in Colombo"

Text illustration 1900. On the reverse side is an image of Wakwallah.

8 x 11.5 cm ( 3.1 x 4.5 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA247537


"Hindutempel in Colombo"

11.5 x 17.5 cm ( 4.5 x 6.8 ")

Reverse side:

"Statue des ruhenden Buddha in Colombo"

11.5 x 17.5 cm ( 4.5 x 6.8 ")

Wood engraving 1895. Overall light age toning.

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA240193


"Der Hafendamm von Colombo"

Wood engraving 1895. Overall light age toning.

11.5 x 17.5 cm ( 4.5 x 6.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA240194


Colombo

"Stadtteil von Colombo"

7.5 x 11.5 cm ( 2.9 x 4.5 ")

Reverse side:

"Colombo ( Ceylon )"

7 x 11.5 cm ( 2.7 x 4.5 ")

Text illustrations 1900.

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA247536


The Lighthouse and Flagstaff at Colombo, Ceylon.

Wood engraving 1864. Reverse side is printed.

12.5 x 23.5 cm ( 4.9 x 9.2 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA234885.


Cingalese Boat

"Cingalese Boat"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

15 x 24 cm ( 5.9 x 9.4 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA247885 SOLD


"Ceylonküste bei Point de Gasse"

Wood engraving by Aarland after a drawing by A. Wanjura. Ca. 1880.
Print has overall toning. Reverse side is printed.

12 x 18.4 cm ( 4.7 x 7.2 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA3120 SOLD


"Vue pres Point de Galle"

Steel engraving by Lemaitre ca 1850. Upper margin is narrow.

10 x 15 cm ( 3.9 x 5.9 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA245234 SOLD


"Palais du roi a Kandy"

Steel engraving by Lemaitre ca 1850.

9.5 x 15 cm ( 3.7 x 5.9 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA245236 SOLD


Malwatta Monastery - Vedda  - Pera Hara

"Sketches at Kandy, By One of Our Special Artists"

Upper images: "Priest of the Malwatta Monastery. Flower Offerings at the Door of the Tooth Temple. A Vedda"

Lower images: "Temple Dancer of the Pera Hara. Manika, the Gem A Vedda. Dawuti, a Vedda. Ran Maika, the Golden Gem, a Vedda Maiden"

Wood engravings published 1876. Reverse side is printed.

Image: 23 x 34 cm ( 9 x 13.3 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249657


"Ansicht von Kandy gegen das Gebirge"

12 x 18 cm ( 4.7 x 7 ")

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Reverse side:

"Bonzen von Ceylon"

17.5 x 11.5 cm ( 6.8 x 4.5 ")

Wood engravings 1895 on page with text about Ceylon on both sides.

$ 60.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249640


"Der Kirchhof von Manaar"

Wood engraving 1895. Overall light age toning.
On the reverse side is an image of a statue from the ruins of Anuradhapura.

11.7 x 18 cm ( 4.6 x 7 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA240190SOLD


"Singhalesen auf Ceylon"

Wood engraving ca 1895. Reverse side is printed.
Overall light age toning.

12.3 x 18.8 cm ( 4.8 x 7.4 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA239082 SOLD


Reverse side:

"Map of Southern China" Reverse side: Map of "Jaffna" in Ceylon

Wood engraving. Printed by Schoenberg, New York City. 1867

Front side shows China coastal region from the mouth of the Yellow River south to Tonquin, the northernmost city of Vietnam. Especially the islands of Formosa (Taiwan) and Hainan are well shown as are the cities of Hong Kong, Macao, Amoy, Funchow, Shanghai. A small, but very interesting map! 21 x 12,2 cm (ca. 8.3 x 4.8")

Reverse side has small map of Jaffna, the northernmost city on the island of Sri Lanka, formerly called Ceylon. 9 x 10,3 cm (ca. 3.5 x 3.9")

Very light and therefore pleasant general age toning. Otherwise flawless.

$ 40.00

Order Nr. CHINAMAP239982


"Festnahme Dschassnas durch die Hollaender" (Capturing Dschassnas by the Dutch)
On the reverse side is an image showing the ruins of the church in Atschuwali.

Wood engraving 1895. Overall light age toning.

11.5 x 17.5 cm ( 4.5 x 6.8 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA240189 SOLD


"Das Durchborehren der Perlen" ( Drilling holes in pearls )

Wood engraving 1895. Overall light age toning. Reverse side is printed.

9.7 x 12.7 cm ( 3.8 x 5 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA240188


"Aus niedere Kaste" "Tamilen auf Ceylon" " Aus hoeherer Kaste"
( From a lower caste. From a higher caste)

12.5 x 18.5 cm ( 4.9 x 7.2 ")

Reverse side:

"Der "heilige" Baum des Buddha und die drei oberen Terassen"
( the holy tree of Buddha and the three upper terraces)

Wood engraving 1895. Overall light age toning.

11.5 x 17.5 cm ( 4.5 x 6.8 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA240192 SOLD


"Bilder aus Ceylon"

28.5 x 19.5 cm ( 11.2 x 7.6 ")

"Ceylonkueste bei Point de Galle"

12.5 x 18.5 cm ( 4.9 x 7.2 ")

4 Separate pages of an article and images about Sri Lanka ( Ceylon ). Published 1883.
The pages have pleasant age toning.

Page size: 30 x 21 cm ( 11.8 x 8.2 ")

Price for the 4 pages:

Order Nr. SRILANKA245097 SOLD


"Ein Dagop auf Ceylon"

Wood engraving 1895. Overall light age toning.

11.7 x 17.5 cm ( 4.6 x 6.8 ")

Order Nr. SRILANKA240191 SOLD


"Hochzeitsfeier vornehmer Singalesen. Der Emfang" ( wedding of well-known Singalese )

Wood engraving dated 1888, Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

15 x 22.5 cm ( 5.9 x 8.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA245191


Upper images: "Singales ( Ceylon ) Singalesen ( Ceylon )"
Lower images: "Bornehmer Singalese Page des Gouvenors von Ceylon Singalesische Teufelstaenzer"

Wood engravings dated 1880. Horizontal centerfold.

Page size: 41 x 31 cm ( 16.1 x 12.2 ")

$ 75.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249642


Singalese

"Singalesen ( Ceylon )

Wood engraving 1885. Original hand coloring.

16 x 12 cm ( 6.2 x 4.7 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249650


"Singalesische Teufelstaenzer"

Wood engraving 1885. Original hand coloring. Upper margin has been reinforced.

16 x 12 cm ( 6.2 x 4.7 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249649


"Park auf Ceylon - als Beispiel tropischer Vegetation . mit dem "Baum der Reisenden" ( Ravenala)"

Wood engraving made after a photograph ca 1885. Reverse side is printed.

17 x 13 cm ( 6.6 x 5.1 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA246439


"Temple de la Grande Divinite sur les bords de la Ralu Ganga a Ceylan."

Wood engraving ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.

15 x 10.5 cm ( 5.9 x 4.1 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249646


Ceylon

"Ein Spaziergang auf Ceylon" ( taking a walk on Ceylon )

Wood engraving ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.

14 x 11.5 cm ( 5.5 x 4.5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249647


"Einsammelen der Dattelen auf der Insel Ceylon"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

25 x 21.5 cm ( 9.8 x 8.4 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA245223


Sri Lanka Elephants

"Une capture d'elephants au Ceylan ( Indes anglaises )"

Upper left image: "Campement, en pleine Jungle, construit pour les Europeans, pendant la Periode de Kraal"
Lower left image. "La Palissade du Kraal. - Les Elephants Affoles VeulmenBriser la Cloture, mais des
Hommes, Armes de Piques, les Effrayent et les Font Reculer"

Upper right image:
"Pour calmer L'Elephant Sauvage, Qui Vient D'Etre Capture, Les Elephants Domestiques le Garessent de Leur Trompe"
Lower right image: "Jeune Elephant Sauvage Conduit Hors de la Foret, Apres Avoir Ete Attache,
par les Cordes, au Corps d'Un Elephant Domestique"

Double page with wood engravings made after photographs, 1894. Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

Vertical centerfold has been reinforced. A few minimal holes in lower right image.

30 x 49 cm ( 11.8 x 19.2 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA248764


"Songhalesen an der Kueste. Singhalesische Frauen"

Wood engravings 1885. Reverse side is printed.

10 x 14.5 cm ( 3.9 x 5.7 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249648


"Tempelueberreste auf Ceylon"

Wood engraving ca 1875 on a page with text about Ceylon that continues n the reverse side.
Overall age toning.

8.5 x 11 cm ( 3.3 x 4.3 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. SRILANKA249645


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