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DESCRIPTION OF CEYLON.
Valentijn, François.

DESCRIPTION OF CEYLON.

Translated and Edited by Sinnappah Arasaratnam. Hakluyt Society 1978.
[xvi] + 395pp. 12 ills., 7 maps including 1 folding. Good in lightly rubbed and sl. chipped d/w. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. CXLIX. With substantial sections devoted to geography, topography, society, natural history and the record of historical tradition. He also provides an almost contemporaneous account of the Dutch conquest of the island.
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