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Map of fortifications on Ceylon

Map of fortifications on Ceylon

Title in the Leupe catalogue (NA): Kaart van Hooft-Fortificatien, alsmede van de subalterne of mindere forten, onder voorgen. plaatsen behorende, en die aan Zee gelegen zyn enz..
Numbered top right 23.b..
Notes on reverse: 512 b, N2 36 [in pencil].
The picture shows a map with large and smaller fortifications belonging to the VOC in Sri Lanka Ceylon, such as Colombo, Negombo, Calpentyn, Jaffanapatn., Goede Haven, Aripo, Gale, Jale, Batacalo.
The forts are marked on the map by means of flags.
Top right, in the key, all the forts are listed.
The map also gives the measurements and depths along the coast.
Below is the scale Duytsche Mylen.

creator Toorzee, Jan Christiaensz

(land surveyor / mapmaker)





category drawing

pen and brush


Hooft = Fortificatien van Ceylon Toorzee, Jan Christiaensz


73 x 52,5 cm



owner Nationaal Archief
location(s) Colombo Galle Jaffna Matara Negombo Kalutara Hammenhiel Trincomalee Mannar Kalpitya Batticaloa Arippu Weligama Kaddaiparichchan Mantota Nielwelle Pooneryn Chilaw Chinnecallette Delle Appuratota Mandagetto Yala Mahagama Walawe Marawila Bandremoele

fortification   flora   Map/Chart/Plan   key