Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1750

Antique plan of Diu Island, India

Ville de Diu / De Stad Diu

DESCRIPTION: Antique plan of Diu Island and the Portuguese fortress at Diu, in Gujarat province, India. Includes St. Paul church, a mosque, and several defensive positions.

Shows the port and fortification of Diu once called the "Gibraltar of the East', with the hospital, the church of St. Paul and St. Jago. The fortification was the site of the Battle of Diu in 1509 between Portugal and a fleet of ships of the Ottoman, Egyptian, Venetian, allies of the Sultan of Gujarat, Mahmud Begada. Diu remained in possession of the Portuguese from 1535 until 1961, when it fell to troops of the Indian Union.

Re-engraved by von Schley after a French view by J.N. Bellin and published in Amsterdam in a Dutch edition of L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Verso is blank.

CREATOR: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1750

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: India

BODY OF WATER: Indian Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  Cleaned. Single vertical fold. On strong laid paper with ample margins.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: von Schley

SIZE: 9 " x 8 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 13

PRICE: $155

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