QUILON, c.1747

Bellin's plan of the fort of Quilon, from Prevost, c.1747, with modern hand coloring; his *map of the vicinity, c.1764*

Bellin's source for this plan:

"De Grond Tekening van de Forteresse Coylan," from Francois Valentijn's 'Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien', a 5-volume encyclopedia on the Dutch East India Company's empire, published in Amsterdam, 1724-1726; CLICK ON EITHER HALF OF THE MAP FOR A VERY LARGE SCAN

For comparison: "The City of Cowlang" by Philip Baldaeus, from 'A True and Exact Description of the most Celebrated East-India Coasts of Malabar and Coromandel; as also of the Isle of Ceylon', London, 1672

*Early views of Quilon*

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