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Map of Trinconomale


Map of Trinconomale

Anoniem / Anonymous / Sa, Constantio de

According to the Leupe catalogue (NA), the original title reads: Beschryving ende Caarten van den eylande Ceylon.

This chart is part of the series VEL0928(1)-(24).

Notes in the Leupe catalogue: De [accompanying] beschrijving is in het Neder-duitsch. Het origineel was op last van den Koning van Portugal, door den Generaal van Ceilon in 1606 geschreven. De naam van den vertaler der Hollandsche tekst is onbekend.

Caption in the Leupe catalogue: Facsimile met inleiding E. Reimers NA bibliotheek 196 E4 / [at front:] volgens aantekening verkregen door ruiling met de Koninklijke Bibliotheek.

See E. Reimers, 'Selections from the Dutch Records of the Ceylon Government, no. 2, Constantine de Sa's Maps and Plans of Ceylon (1624-1628), with an introduction, transcripts, notes and translations', Government Archivist (Colombo 1929). Reimers states that the maps are made between 1624 and 1628. The original maps, as well as the original Portuguese descriptions are made by Constantine de Sa en Noronha, captain-general of Ceylon from 1618 to 1620 and 1623 to 1630.

The charts are bound in a parchment cover.

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Sources and literature

Silva, R.K. de en W.G.M. Beumer, Illustrations and Views of Dutch Ceylon 1602 - 1796 (1988)