Ailhae Cidade de Goa Metropolitana da Indiae Partes Orientais que esta en 15 Graos da Banda da Norte.
$2650 / ≈ €2286
Estimate: $4000 - $4800
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A copper engraving, printed on two sheets of paper conjoined. With dedication by Van Linschoten to archduke Albert of Austria.
Several coats of arms in Antwerp-style cartouches on top.Title in a idem cartouche above.
Impressum with title in Latin bottom left: 'Goa Indiae Orientalis Metropolis ... exacta descriptio. Auctor: Ioannes Hugonius A linschoten. 1595. ... Baptista à Doetechum Sculp.' Elaborate cartouche top right with translations of the Portugese names of Goa locations. Many ships in the harbour. Windrose.
From: Jan Huygen van Linschoten (ca. 1563-1611), ‘Itinerario, voyage ofte schipvaert, naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien inhoudende een corte beschryvinghe der selver landen ende zee-custen’, Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz 1596.
Linschoten served 6 years as an accountant for the Archbishop of Goa (1583-89). During his stay in Goa, thanks to his position, Linschoten had access to secret information, including well-preserved charts for over a century.
Reference: Schilder 7, Ill. 10.2; TNH Doet4, #932 II.
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