From a Portuguese atlas, 1630

Source: ebay, Mar. 2007


Views of Colombo and Pointe de Galle, 1700, in a German version of *MALLET*

Source: ebay, June 2004





"De Stade Puncto Galle opt Eylant Ceilon," a view with Dutch East India Company ships, 1602; from 'Wouter Schouten's travels into the East Indies', 2nd ed., Amsterdam, 1708

Source: ebay, Aug. 2010




A view by FrancoisValentijn from 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien', 1724-26

Source: ebay, May 2010


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A plan of Point de Galle, from *PREVOST*, 1752

Source: ebay, June 2008



A view by Bellin from from Prevost, 1750

Source: ebay, Aug. 2011


THE 1,841 INHABITANTS OF GALLE FORT in 1760:

395 European Company servants
123 Eurasian Company servants
112 Indigenous Company servants
6 Pensioned off Company Servants
96 Company Slaves, women and children included
66 Free Burghers (men & boys)
94 Moslems (men & boys)
16 Slaves of Moslems
97 Chetties (men & boys)
26 Slaves of Chetties
255 (ca.) Slaves of Europeans and Eurasians
515 Family members of all categories, Slaves excluded
40 Prisoners from the Galle Commandment


Source: http://www.lankalibrary.com/heritage/gall.html
(downloaded Jan. 2007)


"View of Adam's Peak and Point de Galle," by Henry Salt, 1809 (with later hand coloring)

Source: ebay, Feb. 2007


*Cinnamon Gardens near Point de Galle; a hand-colored photo by Frederick Fiebig, c.1862* (BL) [*Fiebig 1862*]


An overview of the old fort at Point de Galle, as it looks today

Source: http://img92.exs.cx/img92/7372/reexposureofgalledutchfort5um.jpg
(downloaded Oct. 2005)


"God and My Right"-- the motto engraved on one of the gates to the fort

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jungle_boy/149993665/
(downloaded Jan. 2007)


Inside the fort: the old Dutch Reformed church, which was started in 1682 and finally completed in 1755

Source: http://www.humbert-online.de/pic/srilanka_012.jpg
(downloaded Oct. 2005)


A view from the ramparts

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/trentm/65930920/
(downloaded Jan. 2007)


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