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Auction 174, Lot 720

"Over-Winningh van de Stadt Cotchin op de Kust van Mallabaer", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: Cochin, India

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Gedenkweerdige Brasiliaense Zee en Lantreize...

Color: Black & White

13.9 x 10.8 inches
35.3 x 27.4 cm
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This graphic engraving illustrates the capture of the Portuguese outpost at Cochin. In 1663, the Dutch became the new rulers of the Malabar Coast and Cochin became the headquarters and residence of the Commander of the East India Company (VOC). Engraved by C. Decker. Published by Jacob van Meurs.

Johann Nieuhoff was the official chronicler and draughtsman for the first embassy to China by the Dutch East India Company (VOC), then at the height of its power. After leaving China, Nieuhoff was offered a position in Ceylon, where he was stationed from 1663 to 1667. Nieuhoff's journals of his experiences in the Orient were later published by Jacob van Meurs.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with negligible spots.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/11/2019