"Parel Vissery voor toute Couryn" (Pearl fishing before Tuticorin), from 'Gedenkweerdige Brasiliaense Zee en Lantreize ...' by Johan Nieuhof, published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam, 1682. First and only Dutch edition. Later amended English edition published by Churchill in 1744.

Source: ebay, Oct. 2011




"Pearl fishing, and how it is done," as the Dutch of the Dutch East India Company watch pearl fishing at Tuticorin and Palipatnam, from :Wouter Schoutens' travels into the East Indies," 2nd ed., Amsterdam, 1708

Source: ebay, Aug. 2010




"Pearl fishing on the coast of Tuticorin," from 'La galerie agreable du monde. Tome premier des Indes Orientales.', published by P. van der Aa, Leyden, c. 1725

Source: ebay, Jan. 2012




"Paerel visschery" [pearl fishery] at "Toute Koryn," a Dutch print, 1730; *detail 1*; *detail 2*;

Source: ebay, Aug. 2011

A gold fanam, or trading coin, minted by the Dutch at Tuticorin, 1700's

Source: http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/ancientcoinscanada/store/viewitem.asp?idProduct=2095
(downloaded Mar. 2007)

"Gold fanam, Dutch India (ca.1700-1784), Tuticorn mint. Degenrated Kali / crude Nagari inscriptions. Tuticorn mint. Superb condition, scarce, much scarcer than the common Cochin fanam. 8mm, 0.5 grams."


"Tutecoryn" (with modern hand coloring) from the 1752 London edition of 'A True and Exact Description of the most Celebrated East-India Coasts of Malabar and Coromandel; as also of the Isle of Ceylon' by Philip Baldaeus.

Source: ebay, Sept. 2005





"Temple and trees at Tuticorin," a print, 1881

Source: ebay, July 2012





"Confessional of Tuticorin church," an engraving, 1885

Source: ebay, Jan. 2012

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