Rare French map of Ceylon, from the Celebrated Nouvelles Annales des Voyages .
Engraved folding map from volume XVI of the Nouvelles Annales des Voyages, an important French serial issued throughout the first half of the 19th century, describing and illustrating contemporary exploration.
Volume XVI was issued by J. B. Eyries and Conrad Malte-Brun in 1822. It contained a translation of the travels of Dr. John-Davy, member of the Royal Society of London, into the interior of Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka).
John Davy MD FRS FRSE (24 May 1790 - 24 January 1868) was a Cornish doctor, amateur chemist, and brother of the noted chemist Sir Humphry Davy, and cousin of Edmund Davy. His work, An Account of the Interior of Ceylon, and of Its Inhabitants: With Travels in that Island , was published in London in 1821.