Sri Lanka Jaffna Fortification plan by Bellin 1750
Description: Old antique map of the fortifield town in present-day Jaffna Sri Lanka. Jaffna was an colonial port during the colonial period.
Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.
Publisher: Antonine de Prevost d' Exile's Histoire generale des voyages.
Engraver: Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley (26 July 1715 Amsterdam - 12 February 1779 Amsterdam) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733)
Size: Sheet app.: 20.5 x 16.5 cm.8 x 6.5 inches. Image app.: 18.5 x 12 cm. 7.25 x 4.25 inches. Condition: View very good, fold as published. A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request.