Delineatio Regiae Civitatis Candy. (Plan of the city Kandy in Ceylon.)
$700 / ≈ €608
Four men in local costumes, in civilian and war-like attires, also illustrate the image. The island was under Chinese control until 1505, when the Portuguese first made an attempt of colonization; in 1517 the colony became permanent until the arrival of the Dutch in the early years of the 17th century, led by Joris de Spilbergen; this view likely represents the city under Dutch rule.
Following a period of unrest, the Dutch finally settled and ruled the island for almost two centuries..
From Theodor and Johann Theodor de Bry's eighth volume compilation of voyages to the east, the so-called "Little Voyages." Among the five accounts are those of Jacob Neccio, Johann Hermann De Bree, Conelius Nicolai, Cornelius de Vena and Stephanus de Hagen.
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