Author: Belleforest, F. de.
PlaceAndYear: Paris, 1575.
Description: Francois de Belleforest (1530-1583). Edited a French edition of Sebastian M�nster's 'Cosmography', named 'La Cosmographie universelle', 1575. An early woodcut bird-eye's view of the town of Calicut as seen from the sea, with ships in the foreground and right a ship's yard.
"India is bounded on the north from Ariana to the eastern sea, by the extremities of the Taurus, which by the natives are severally called 'Paropamisus' and 'Emodus' and 'Imaus' and other names, but by the Macedonians 'Caucasus'; on the west by the Indus River; but the southern and eastern sides, which are much greater than the other two, extend out into the Atlantic sea, and thus the shape of the country becomes rhomboidal, each of the greater sides exceeding the opposite side by as much as three thousand stadia, which is the same number of stadia by which the cape common to the eastern and southern coast extends equally farther out in either direction than the rest of the shore. Now the length of the western side from the Caucasian Mountains to the southern sea is generally called thirteen thousand stadia, I mean along the Indus River to its outlets, so that the the opposite side, the eastern, if one adds the thousand of the cape, will be sixteen thousand stadia. These, then, are the minimum and maximum breadths of the country."
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, 1728.
Description: From Francois Valentyn's '' Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien', part V : Beschryving van Coromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha,…Persien...Malakka..Sumatra...Ceylon.A plan of the Dutch factory of Cananoor on the Malabar coast (Kerala). Ref.: Gole, India within the Ganges, 49.9.1
Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was a German engraver and publisher, who established himself and his family as perhaps the most famous German map publishers. Following his death in 1724, the business continued under the name Homann Heirs . This Homann map is finely engraved, and in original wash colour with a coloured cartouche.
PlaceAndYear: Paris, c. 1755.
Description: A plan of the Dutch factory at Cranganor on the Malabar coast.
PlaceAndYear: Paris, 1757.
Description: Plan of the fort of Kollam, Kerala, on India’s Malabar Coast by French cartographer N. Bellin. Kollam, or as it is otherwise Known Quilon or Coylan, lies ca. 70 km north of Trivandrum, India. Kollam Fort was originally built by the Portugese, however, it was captured by the Dutch in 1671 and by the British in 1795. This plan represents a beautiful image of the fort completely with palm forests and sailing ships navigating the surrounding seas. Prepared by N. Bellin for issue in the 1757 edition of A. Provost’s L`Histoire Generale des Voyages . Ref.: Gole, India within the Ganges, 61.19.1
[INDIA - SPLENDID CEREMONY - WATERCOLOUR].
Watercolour depicting an Indian splendid ceremony. Ceremonial procession with musicians playing flutes and trompettes and other musical instruments and parasols. They are followed by a group of men who are carrying the statue of the godess Shiva. The procession walks outside the walls of a temple with 3 towers.
Fête de Shiveu- Dieu consolateuo. Les fêtes des Malabars se ressemblent toutes par les cérémonies- elles consistent à promener la divinité de sortes de flûtes, de trompettes en jouent contamment jusqu'a ce qu'on ait amené le Dieu dans l'intérieur du temple, les dévots ceux qui ont fait des voeux, qui ont des faveurs des graves à solliciter y viennent casser des cocos, bruler de l'encens et du camphre, d'autres enfin y apportent de l''huile...
Description: . 48 x 30 cm. Watercolour heightened with white on paper, caption as title underneath, numbered ''5''.
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