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View near Point de Galle, Ceylon

View near Point de Galle, Ceylon

View near Point de Galle, Ceylon #IMG382

Point de Galle in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) was inferior only to Trincomalee as a harbour.
Engraved by Daniel Havell 1785-1826 published in 1809, a painting by Henry Salt.

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Artist: Salt, Henry (1780-1827)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
Date: 1809

Artist’s view was taken “at the spot where ended a canal constructed by the Dutch, for the purpose of bringing down from the forests of the interior, those beautiful woods, which form the chief ornament of the cabinet-work of Europe. The groves of Cocoa-nut trees, add greatly to the beauty of the scene, and form a roof of foliage impervious to the rays of the sun.”

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