From a Portuguese atlas, 1630

Source: ebay, Mar. 2007





"The city of Cochin," from the 1672 German edition of Baldaeus' 'Nauwkeurige beschrijving Malabar en Choromandel, derz. aangrenzend rijken, en het machtige eiland Ceylon' by Philip Baldaeus

Source: ebay, Apr. 2013




"Over-Winningh van de Stadt Cotchin op de Kust van Mallabaer" (Victory over de city of Kochi on the coast of Malabar), 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. Also: *"The Queen of Koylang" meeting with Nieuhof*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2011


*"The City of Cochin at the time of its being taken [from the Portuguese] by the [Dutch] Admiral and General van Goens, 8 Jan. 1663," from 'The True and Exact Description of the Most Celebrated East-India Coast...' by Philip Baldaeus, published by A. Churchill, London, 1744 (first published in 1672)*; also from the Churchill collection: *"The Taking of the City of Cotchin in Mallabar," from 'Mr. John Nieuhoff's Remarkable Voyages..."*

Source: ebay, Sept. 2010




"The City of Cochin all sides," a panoramic view from '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, London, 1752 (orig. ed. 1672)

Source: ebay, Mar. 2012

*A view from Cornelis de Bruyn's book of travel pictures "Reizen Door Klien Asia," 1698*

Source: ebay, Aug. 2006


*'Kochin, of Kouchin, een oude en beroemde Stadt in het lantschap. Malabar in Indie, onder het gebiet der Nederlanders'; by Peter Schenk, 1702* (BL)





A view from 'La galerie agreable du monde (…). Tome premier des Indes Orientales.', published by P. van der Aa, Leyden, c. 1725

Source: ebay, Jan. 2012


Some Nayers of Cochin, from "Voyages Celebres et Remarquables faits de Perse etc.," by Jean Albert de Mandelslo, 1727

Source: ebay, Nov. 2007


"Plan of the City of Cochin," from 'The Universal Traveller', by Thomas Salmon, London, 1729

Source: ebay, Mar. 2007





A view by Isaac Tirion, Amsterdam, 1730

Source: ebay, July 2013

"The King of Cochin riding on an Elephant, attended by his Nayro's," and "Small Indian Vessels used on the coast of Malabar," from Thomas Astley, 'A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels', London, 1745; larger scans (with modern hand coloring) of the *upper view* and the *lower view*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2007


*"Plan of the City of Cochin," from Thomas Astley, 'A New General Collection of Voyages and Travels', London, 1745*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2006


*Bellin's plan of Cochin, from Prevost, c.1750's*


"The King of Cochin on his Elephant, accompanied by his Nairs," from *PREVOST*, c.1760

Source: ebay, Nov. 2004)


*View of the fort of Cochin , from across the backwater, with the union flag flying from the warehouse, formerly the Portuguese cathedral of Santa Cruz; watercolor, c.1800* (BL)


*Cochin, on the coast of Malabar; by James Forbes, 1813* (BL)





"The Chinese fishing nets of Fort Cochin," from 'Das Buch der Welt', Stuttgart, 1842-48

Source: ebay, Mar. 2010


Cochin in its setting, from "Lowry's Table Atlas" by J.W. Lowry (Chapman & Hall, London, 1850)

Source: ebay, Oct. 2006



*"Burning of the ship 'British Merchant,' on her passage from Cochin to London," from the Illustrated London News, 1853*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2009


*"Jewish women of Cochin," from 'The Earth and its Inhabitants: Asia (India and Indochina)', by Elisee Reclus (D. Appleton and Company, 1884)*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2007


*"A Hindu temple in Cochin," a photogravure by Martin Hurlimann, 1928*; also: *"Fishing nets, Cochin"*; also: *"A village home on the Malabar Coast"*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2007


The old European graveyard

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adoran2/114528653/
(downloaded Feb. 2007)


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