Goa, India, 1672, Plan & View, Baldæus, Old Map


Brand: Battlemaps.us

Father Philippus Baldaeus was a Dutch minister and explorer, who spent many years in South India and Sri Lanka (then Dutch Ceylon). The current map of Goa appeared in his remarkable opus, A True and Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East-India Coasts of Malabar and Coromandel, As also of the Isle of Ceylon…, Amsterdam (1671/1672). Goa was the capital of Portuguese India at the time. The map consists of a city view and a plan; and although it was influenced by Linschoten’s 1596, A Ilha e Cidade de Goa Metropolitana da India, Baldaeus’ work clearly stands on its own. Meticulously designed, engraved and colored, this striking city plan is annotated with a key to 43 locations contained in a florid and prominently placed cartouche.

• Plan & View of Goa, Portuguese India, 1672, by Philippus Baldaeus (Philips Baelde)
• Fine Art Premium Giclée (Gouttelette) Print (100% cotton 340 gsm fine art paper)
• Made in USA