C1764

Plan de Goa.

Stunning early c.18th French plan of the principal city of the Portuguese spice trade. All through its turbulent history, Goa was one of the most important trading ports in India. From 1510, it came under Portuguese rule and was the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan de Goa.

Date:

C1764

Condition:

Left margin reinstated, otherwise in good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

360mm 
x 210mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan de Goa. - Antique Map from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Stunning early c.18th French plan of the principal city of the Portuguese spice trade.

All through its turbulent history, Goa was one of the most important trading ports in India. From 1510, it came under Portuguese rule and was the main base for their Asian interests. Exotic products from all parts of the East were sold in the markets, such as Bahrain pearls and coral, Chinese porcelain and silk, Portuguese velvet, and spices from the East Indies. The wealth derived from this trade enriched the city and made it one of the wonders of the world, giving rise to the Portuguese proverb, “He who has seen Goa need not see Lisbon”. Detailed plan of Goa with table of place names elaborately decorated with a rococo border. The port is filled with numerous ships at anchor, denoting the importance of this wealthy trading port.

From Prevost, Abbe. Histoire générale des voyages : ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les.. Paris

References:
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 65403.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 p.241.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973 5991.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 6058912
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: 05041509
State Library New South Wales: RB/DQ909.8A
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier: ark:/12148/bpt6k201024v
State Library Victoria: RARESF 910.8 P929H

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (French intellectual group).

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