A. Galera di Goa practicate dagli Portoghesi per transportare le Merci, e per guerreggiare.B. Barche Pescareccie di Goa, e di Cochin. A, Naviglio del Giappone detto Fayfena. B. Barca Chinese...
Copper engraving printed from three plates, with very large margins. Total 440 x 270mm (17¼ x 10½").
Two illustrations within a separately-printed frame-like border: a merchant's boat and a fishing boat, both of Goa; and the Japanese emperor's barge, a Chinese Junk and two Chinese river boats. This was published in Vincenzo Coronelli's 'Isolario dell'Atlante Veneto'. Coronelli (1650-1718), was Official Cartographer to both Louis XIV of France and the Doge of Venice, as well as being Father General of the Franciscan order.
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