ALBERNAZ, João Teixeira (fl. 1602-1648). Demonstracao da costa que Corre de Arrannignan ate Magenga Patao… From a Portulan atlas ca 1630.

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Portolan Map of Indian Coast

 

ALBERNAZ, João Teixeira (fl. 1602-1648).

Demonstracao da costa que Corre de Arrannignan ate Magenga Patao…

From a Portulan atlas ca 1630.

Manuscript and ink and colors on vellum with extensive gold highlights.

17 3/4 x 26 1/4 inches sheet, 30 x 38 1/2 inches framed


Beautiful manuscript Portolan Chart of the Costa de Choromandel. Includes the seaport of Masulipatam, the site of the earliest English settlement on the Bay of Bengal, founded in 1611, and one of the earliest posts of the English East India Company in India. The town was subsequently held by the Dutch and French until its capture by the British in 1759.