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Map of Ceylon and 22 forts


Map of Ceylon and 22 forts

Lier, Baltus Jacobsz. van

Plan of Ceylon and 22 fortifications.

Below centre a tableau of an elephant on a stage surrounded by people.

Pictured right, two cherubs holding a scroll bearing the date 1751and the name of governor Gerbrand Joan Vreeland.

Beneath the cherubs, a crowned coat of arms with three branches on it: around the coat of arms are numerous weapons, banners, drums and axes.

Offered to the Council Extraordinary of the Indies and governor of Ceylon, Gerrard Joan Vreeland.

Cf. COLLBN 002-09-031, which shows a strong resemblance to this map.

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