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Map of Ceylon

Map of Ceylon
 
 

Map of Ceylon excerpted from the Atlas van der Hagen, Koninklijk Bibliotheek, The Hague, Part 4.
The island of Ceylon was captured by the Dutch from the Portuguese between 1655 and 1658. The conquest was significant as it ensured the Dutch East India Company gained a monopoly on the trade in cinnamon.

creator Visscher II, Nicolaas

(publisher)

period

1681 - 1690

material

paper

category print
technique

copperplate printing

inscriptiion

INSULA CEILON olim TAPROBANA Incolis TENARISIN et LANKAWN /exactissime delineata et nuperrime edita per Nicolaam Visscher Amst: Bat: Cum Privil: Ordin: Hollandiae et West-frisiae Visscher II, Nicolaas

dimension

50 x 60 cm

number

1049B13_019

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek

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