Auction 134, Lot 661

"Goa", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Goa, India

Period: 1646 (circa)

Publication: Archontologia Cosmica…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

There is a printer's crease at bottom center, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/1/2010

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