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Map of Ceylon and 22 forts

Map of Ceylon and 22 forts
 
 

Plan of Ceylon and 22 fortifications.
Below centre a tableau of an elephant on a stage surrounded by people.
Pictured right, two cherubs holding a scroll bearing the date 1751and the name of governor Gerbrand Joan Vreeland.
Beneath the cherubs, a crowned coat of arms with three branches on it: around the coat of arms are numerous weapons, banners, drums and axes.
Offered to the Council Extraordinary of the Indies and governor of Ceylon, Gerrard Joan Vreeland.
Cf. COLLBN 002-09-031, which shows a strong resemblance to this map.

creator Lier, Baltus Jacobsz. van

(draughtsman)

period

24 September 1751

material paper
category drawing
technique coloured drawing
inscriptiion

- Lier, Baltus Jacobsz. van

number

4.MIKO W42

owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Colombo Galle Jaffna Matara Negombo Kalutara Trincomalee Katuwana Mannar Kalpitya Batticaloa Arippu Pooneryn
fortification(s) Hanwella, fort Oostenburgh, fort Hammenhiel, fort

Map/Chart/Plan   fortification   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation