Kollam – Coylan

by François Valentyn


Date of first edition: 1724-1726

Date of this map: 1724-1726

Dimensions (not including margins): 29 x 37 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 32,5 x 37,5 cm

Condition: Excellent. Centre fold as published. Smaller margins left and right.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: strenghetend

From:  “Oud en nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyd in die gewesten, benevens eene wydluftige beschryvige der Moluccos … en alle de eylanden onder dezelve landbestieringen behoorende; het Nederlands comptoir op Suratte, en de levens der Groote Mogols

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VOC at Kollam

Coylan (Quilon; now Kollam). In December 1658 Rijckloff van Goens, later gouvernor-general of the VOC led an army of 1,200 men led by Rijckloff of Goens, to capture Kolloam from the Portuguese. The local queen was agreed that the Portuguese possessions were ceded to the VOC against payment of certain rights From 1661 annd only for a period of two years it remained the (main) trade settlement for the VOC, until this function was taken over by Cochin. Kollam was especially important for the Dutch trade in pepper and pearls.

Full title: De Grond Tekening van den Fortresse Coylan

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