Portuguese Officials in Goa

Portuguese Officials in Goa (circa 1590)

Six years after discovery of a sea route between Portugal and India a colony was setup in India, headquartered in Cochin. In 1510, it was transferred to Goa. This is a scene from Linschoten’s Voyages to the East.

Copper engraving by Theodore de Bry (1528 – 1598), a German engraver and book dealer. Published in Grands Voyages and the Petit Voyages in Frankfurt

Size: 7.75 x 12 in. (19.7 x 30.5 cms.)
Date of printing – 1599