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Bird's eye view of Colombo


Bird's eye view of Colombo

Vingboons, Johannes

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.

Please contact Österreichische Nationalbibliothek for reuse and copyrights.

Sources and literature

Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (2005)