Goa, Een vermaerde koopstad in het Portugals indie, aen den mond der rivier Gacis.
Amsteld. C.P. [n.d., c.1702.]
Engraving, 215 x 265mm. 8½ x 10½". Two tears to upper margin, two small foxing spots to image.
Panoramic view in Goa, on the west coast of India, with some native inhabitants in the foreground, one riding an elephant. Portuguese first landed in Goa as merchants, in the early 16th century, and conquered it soon thereafter. The Portuguese overseas territory existed for about 450 years, until it was annexed by India in 1961. Engraved and published in Amsterdam by Pieter Schenk (1660 - 1718/1719). Titles in Dutch, to left, and Latin. Plate to Schenk's 'Hecatompolis' (1702), which included one hundred profile views of cities throughout the world.
Hollstein, vol XV, nos.1306-1405.
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