Auction 160, Lot 731

"Plan de la Ville de Cochin", Prevost, Anton Francois

Subject: Kochi, India

Period: 1761 (circa)

Publication: Suite de l'Histoire ... Generale des Voyages...

Color: Hand Color

10.6 x 7.1 inches
26.9 x 18 cm

Unusual plan of Cochin (Kochi), 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 circa 1661. Decorated with a compass rose orienting north to the bottom right of the map, as well as several ships.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, with light offsetting and minor toning.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/16/2016