"Goa", Merian, Matthaus
Subject: Goa, India
Period: 1646 (circa)
Publication: Archontologia Cosmica…
Color: Hand Color
14 x 10.7 inches
35.6 x 27.2 cm
This is a sharply engraved view of the city of Goa, which was the largest trading center on India's western coast and Portugal's most important possession in India. A decorative cartouche encloses a numbered key to 43 locations within the city. North is oriented to the bottom of the chart. Elephants are shown working on the waterfront and a number of ships sail in the bay.
There is a printer's crease at bottom center, else fine.