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Auction 102, Lot 471

"The City of Cochin", Churchill, John

Subject: India

Period: 1704 (published)

Publication: A Collection of Voyages and Travels

Color: Black & White

14 x 10.5 inches
35.6 x 26.7 cm

Unusual plan of Cochin, which is located on the west cost of India in the state of Kerala. Cochin was the battleground of European powers for the mastery of the lucrative trade of the Malabar Coast. The plan shows the city at the time of it being taken from the Portuguese by Dutch Admiral van Goens, as well as The City of Cochin in itts [sic] Present State …Lands laid under water. Decorated with a compass rose, numerous ships, and a table identifying buildings. This plan was included in Volume III to accompany "The True & Exact Description. of the Most Celebrated East - India Coast of Malabar and Coromandel and the Island of Ceylon, with all adjacent Countries" by Philip Baldaeus.


Condition: B

Light dampstaining.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $85

Closed on 3/5/2003