An antique line engraving of the Portuguese colony of Coylang on the Malabar coast of India, under attack by the Dutch during the 16th-17th century struggle for empire between the two countries. The local inhabitants are fishing off the bank in the foreground. Engraved by Johannes Kip. Published by Johann Nieuhoff. Circa 1682. Has two vertical folds.
Approx 34.5cms by28cms.