Overseas (Colonial) Portugal

 

Maps:

Scans of many of these items can be provided upon request.   Maps and prints can also be professionally colored if desired.

Chart of South Eastern Africa (Edinburgh, Wm. Blackwood, 1813). Includes entire Mozambique coast, Madagascar, and east to Bourbon and Mauritius. 8 ½ x 6 ¾ inches. Considerable foxing. $50

Delagoabai und Umgebung (Leipzig, 1904). A fine map of Delagoa Bay and its immediate hinterland with an inset of Lorenzo Marquez. Outline color, 9 x 5 ½ inches. $15

Grundriss von der Stadt und Feste Malaca (1750). A plan of the town and fortress at Malacca. German text. 8 x 6 inches. $50

Mallet, Alain Manesson. Goa. A bird’s eye view of Goa from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers (Paris, 1685). 5 1/2 x 4 inches, elegant hand coloring. Detailed plan of the city and outlying areas with many ships in the foreground. $200

Merian, Matthaus. Goa. A wonderful birds-eye town plan of Goa by the noted Swiss engraver (Frankfurt, 1628). It also appeared in Gottfried’s Archontologia (1649). There is a cartouche identifying 43 buildings and the plan includes the harbor full of ships, a royal seal, a small compass rose, and even two elephants working on the harbor. 14 x 11 inches. $375

 

Prints:

The City of Malacca in the East Indies. Engraved for Middleton’s, Complete System of Geography (London, 1777). A detailed view of the town from the sea including fort, many other buildings, various ships in the foreground. 10 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. $125

Bombardment of Mombasa by H.M.S. Nassau and Rifleman and Boats of H.M.S. London. From Illustrated London News (March 20, 1875). The bombing is of Fort Jesus. 9 ½ x 4 ¼ inches. $30

The Delagoa Bay Railway, South Africa. Three views on a single page of The Illustrated London News (Feb.25, 1888). The views are: Lorenzo Marquez Custom House: View from the Landing-Jetty of the Port; Lorenzo Marquez: View from the Berea, Powder Magazine in the Foreground; and Railway Bridge over the Sluice of the Swamp Drainage at Lorenzo Marquez. Size of the full page, 16 x 11 inches. $30

Designatio Horrendi Cvivs-Dam Latrocinii, in Goa Civitate Patrati. A very early view from Goa, partly a pleasant pastoral scene, partly an apparent scene of adultery with one person being stabbed and others showing great distress. From Theodore De Bry’s, Petits Voyages (Frankfurt, 1601). Image is 5 ½ x 7 inches with Latin text at top and bottom. Full size of print, 10 ½ x 7 inches. $200

Draw Bridge at Malacca. Copper engraving by George Cooke after a drawing by E. H. Locker. (London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1807). 8 ½ x 7 inches. $40

Fort St. Sebastian, Mozambique. From The Illustrated London News (May 28, 1881). 8 ½ x 4 inches. $40

Goa 1952. Cruise for the Last Exposition of the Body of St. Francis Xavier. 14th Dec.—18th Dec. An eight page small pamphlet advertising a cruise from Bombay to Goa and return. $15 SOLD

Government House at Malacca. Copper engraving by George Cooke after a drawing by E. H. Locker. (London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1811). 8 ¼ x 7 inches. $40

H.M.S. “Rifleman” and “Nassau” Bombarding the Fort of Mombaza, Zanzibar. Despite the caption, what they are bombarding is Fort Jesus. The Graphic (March 20, 1875). 9 x 6 ¼ inches, text on rear, some foxing. $25

Ritvs Nuptiales in Ballagate, quae post Goam est, recepti. A view of a wedding procession in Goa with trees and mountains in the background and Latin text at the bottom. From Theodore De Bry’s, Petits Voyages (Frankfurt, 1601). 10 x 7 inches. $200

Sketches in British East Africa. Five sketches on a single page of The Illustrated London News (June 28, 1890). One sketch, viewed from the sea with a dhow in the foreground, is Fort Jesus. Size of the full page, 16 x 11 inches. $30

Stations of the British East Africa Company. Seven sketches on a single page including “Headland at Melindi, with Pillar erected by Vasco de Gama”. The Illustrated London News (August 24, 1889). Size of the full page, 16 x 11 inches. $30

Tria Nauigiorum genera piscatoribus in Goa & Cochino vsitata. A very early view of Portuguese India with several manned fishing ships in the foreground. From Theodore de Bry’s, Petits Voyages(Frankfurt, 1598-1613). Overall view 9 x 7 inches with Latin text at bottom. $250

Vasquez de Gama introduced to the Zamorin (or King) at Calicut in India. Steel engraving by J. Lodge for John Hamilton Moore’s, Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels (London, ca. 1780). Elaborate setting with de Gama bowing before the assembled court. 11 ½ x 6 ½ inches with fine hand coloring. $150