Auction 124, Lot 639

"Coylang", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: India

Period: 1682 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.6 x 10.8 inches
34.5 x 27.4 cm

A handsome engraving of the Portuguese colony of Coylang on the Malabar coast under attack by the Dutch during the 16th-17th century struggle for empire between the two countries. The local inhabitants are fishing off the bank in the foreground. Engraved by Johannes Kip.

References:

Condition: A

A few extraneous creases and a repaired marginal tear, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/7/2008

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