The Pearle Fishery near Toute Couryn.
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 245 x 345mm (9¾ x 14"). Vertical fold as normal; slight time stain along fold. Crease to lower right and upper left-hand corners.
A view of the pearl fishery at Tuticorin (or Thoothukudi) in Tamil Nadu in India, with the buildings built by European traders, an illustration from Johan Nieuhof's account of his travels in the Far East with the Dutch East India Company, 1665-7. The locals have piled the oyster shells on the shore, and the traders look on. Nieuhof was briefly imprisoned for attempting to smuggle pearls. It is an illustration from the English edition of Johann Nieuhof's 'Voyages and travels, into Brasil, and the East-Indies', published by John Ogilby with the plates of the original Dutch edition, with some re-engraving of text.
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