Kodungallor (Cranganore)

by François Valentyn


Date of first edition: 1724-2726

Date of this map: 1724-1726

Dimensions (not including margins): 29,5 x 37 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 32,4 x 38,2 cm

Condition: Excellent. Centre fold as published. Smaller margins, except bottom

Condition rating: A+

Verso: blank

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VOC at Cranganoor

Cranganoor (now Kodungallur or Kottapuram): from 1662 to 1770 possessed by the VOC. On the Malabar coast the VOC temporarily held posts at Kochi, Quilon, Pallippuram, Cranganoor Cannanur. The local rulers recognizedcertain rights by contract.

After the Dutch conquered Cranganoor on the Portuguese in 1662, they presented it to the zamorin (king) of Calicut as thanks for his assistance to the VOC in the further conquest of the Malabar Coast. But in 1666 the VOC started the restoration of the Portuguese fortress and they manned it with a garrison of fifty men. In fact, this Cranganoor always remained a purely military fortress to protect the important trading post in Cochin.

In the middle of the view one sees the cross-section of the fortification.

Full title: Grond Teekening van den Fortresse Cranganoor

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