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1681 Sri Lanka / Ceylon
1681 Sri Lanka / Ceylon


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INSULA | CEILON | olim | TAPROBANA | Incolis | TENARISIN et LANKAWN, Nicolaas Visscher, (1681+)Between 1655 and 1658 the island of Ceylon was captured by the Dutch from the Portugese. This conquest was important because it provided the Dutch East India Company (VOC) with a monopoly in the trade in cinnamom.

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