Detailed map of the area around Tranquebar (now Tharangambadi), an early Danish Trading Colony in modern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Shows the detailed area around the fortified trading post, including rivers, roads and other details. Includes a 1 page explanatory text.
Jakob van der Schley was a skilled draftsman and engraver who operated out of Amsterdam and had strong ties with the Hague. He was trained by Bernard Picart and his style resembles that of the elder man. Van der Schely was known for intricately engraved portraits and frontispieces. He signed most of the plates used in the Hague edition of the Abbe Prevost's Histoire generale des voyages.