A Portuguese commemorative medal in honor of Duarte Pacheco Pereira, a captain who for five months in 1504 helped defend an outnumbered group of Portuguese traders at Cochin from attacks by the Zamorin of Calicut

Source: ebay, June 2007

Before circumnavigating the globe, the Portuguese captain Ferdinand Magellan was sent to India in 1505: he fought in local Malabar Coast battles, and helped install the first Portuguese "Governor of India"

Source: ebay, June 2007

Alfonso de Albequerque, the first Portuguese "Governor of India"

Source: ebay, Aug. 2007

Portuguese ships battling the Turks at Goa, by Theodore de Bry, 1620

Source: ebay, Mar. 2003

"Theodore De Bry was variously a goldsmith, engraver and publisher in Frankfort on Main in Germany in the late 1500's, early 1600's. His magnum opus is the 'Collection of Voyages' or 'Grands et Petits Voyages'. In all there were 54 parts to these two works, replete with illustrations and maps highly prized by today's collectors. This page comes from 'Petits Voyages' and shows a view of a battle between the Portugese Armada and Turkish soldiers on horseback in Goa, western India."

"Siege de Diu," a copper engraving from Prevost's "Histoire Generale des Voyages, c.1760, with modern hand coloring; *a larger, uncolored scan*

Source: http://www.antiqueprints.com/proddetail.php?prod=e3119&cat=34
(downloaded Nov. 2004)

*The siege of Diu by the "Arabians," 1778, from Charles Theodore Middleton's "A New & Complete System of Universal Geography"*

Source: ebay, June 2005

*Plan of Surratte [Surat] and surroundings, with soldiers and ships engaged in battle; from Livro do Estado da India Oriental, by Pedro Barretto de Resende, Portugal; 1646"* (BL)

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