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Antique map of Galle fort, Sri Lanka 1726

An old Dutch VOC settlement on Sri Lank

The city of Galle, an old Dutch VOC settlement in Sri Lanka 1726 #IMG590

This original rare old antique engraved print from: “Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën” (Old and New East Indies) by François Valentyn / Valentijn, published in 1724-1726.

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Artists & Engravers: The author François Valentijn (François Valentyn) (1666-1727), was a Dutch missionary, worked at Amboina from 1684 to 1694 and 1705 to 1713 and traveled extensively in the VOC’s lands.
Plate No. 12.BB.: ‘De stad Punto Gale.’ (The city of Galle, an old Dutch VOC settlement on Sri Lanka / Ceylon.)

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