Bird's eye view of Colombo.
Cf. National Archives, The Hague, inv. nr. VELH0619.115.
The map is taken from the Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas.
The chart shows the conquest of Colombo by the Dutch in 1655-1656. During the siege a chart was drawn which later served as the source material for this one, and for other illustrations. This chart has however been lost.
1665 - 1668
57,5 x 112 cm
Van der Hem 39:05
- Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (Utrecht, 2005)