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; *Valentijn's map of Point de Galle*; *Valentijn's view of the nearby Adam's Peak*

Source: ebay, May 2010


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


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

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"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

(downloaded Oct. 2005)

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

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

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A view from the ramparts

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