DESCRIPTION: Scarce Dutch chart of the Laccadive Islands, southern India, northern Sri Lanka (Ceylon) including the capital of Colombo. Based on the work of Adriaan Reland (Reelant) (1676-1718), a Dutch scholar and cartographer. The chart is decorated with numerous vignettes of sailing vessels and five compass roses.
Published by Gerard van Keulen in the fifth part of the sea-atlas "Zee-Fakkel" or Sea Torch which was issued by the House of Keulen in various editions from 1678 - 1753. According to C. Koeman this specific chart first appeared in the 1728 edition of the Zee-Fakkel.
CREATOR: van Keulen, Gerard
PUBLICATION DATE: 1728
GEOGRAPHIC AREA: India
BODY OF WATER: Indian Ocean
CONDITION: Very Good.
On heavy chain laid paper with wide margins. Strong impression.