THE DUTCH IN CEYLON: an Account of their Early Visits to the Island, their Conquests, and their Rule over the Maritime Regions during a Century and a half. VOLUME I. Early Visits and Settlement in the Island. R. G. Anthonisz.

THE DUTCH IN CEYLON: an Account of their Early Visits to the Island, their Conquests, and their Rule over the Maritime Regions during a Century and a half. VOLUME I. Early Visits and Settlement in the Island.

Colombo, Ceylon: Printed as the C.A.C. Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. "...a connected and complete, yet concise, account of the Dutch occupation of Ceylon, which extended from A.D. 1640 to 1796 - a period of 156 years." It begins with an account of the formation of the Dutch East India Company, and then proceeds with the history of the Dutch in Ceylon from their first appearance in 1602 until the fall of the last Portuguese stronghold in 1658. The last two chapters deal with the Dutch colonization in the island and their civil establishments. Octavo: 198 p. with a folding frontispiece map, 12 plates (1 folding), and 21 textual illustrations. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is lightly faded, with a bit of wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Very good. Item #73986

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