Antique Print of the Kodungallur Fortress, India

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Antique print titled 'Grondtekening van de Fortresse Cranganor, met de buyten-werken, en 't Project van een nieuwe Schans, Gedaan in 't Jaar 1709'. Floor plan of the Kodungallur Fortress, India. Kottappuram Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1523 was referred to popularly as Cranganore Fort and is now known as Kodungallur Fort. It was captured and destroyed by the Dutch in 1663. The Fort had a strategic position, on the mouth of the river Periyar before it joins the Arabian Sea, which gave it the advantage of controlling the ships and boats that passed to and from the interior of Malabar. A church and many traditional houses in the nearby area, built by the Europeans still remain today. Originates from a Dutch edition of 'Histoire générale des voyages' by Antoine-François Prévost.

Engraved by J. van Schley. Jakob van der Schley (Amsterdam, 1715-1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver, who studied under Bernard Picart, and whose style he subsequently copied.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Original folding lines. Minor wear and soiling, blank verso. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1760

Overall size: 36.3 x 25.3 cm.