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1672 Negapatam.

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By: Olfert (Olivier) Dapper

Date: 1672 (published) Amsterdam

Dimensions: 13.78 x 11 inches (35 cm x 28 cm)

This detailed bird’s-eye view of Negapatam oriented to the west is the current location of Tata Nagar in present-day Nagapattinam, which served as the capital of Dutch Coromandel (in the Cauvery Delta) from 1660 to 1781.

The map depicts several churches and public buildings in addition to a city wall and residential streets. A Dutch flag flies at the northeast corner of the wall. Along the coastal sandbar, separated from the town by the mouth of the River Kaduvaiyar, are depicted several charming scenes of activity, including three elephants with riders holding parasols, a bullock cart hauling goods, cowherds, rowers, Europeans waiting for launches to two Dutch ships anchored offshore at the lower left corner of the map. Outside the city walls are views of farms, water buffaloes, and palm trees.

Title in top center of the map in a cartouche in the form of a curtain tied at the top of either end with ribbons. The scale in “Rynlandsche Roeden” is just below the title.

Condition: Excellent condition displaying a sharp impression on clean paper with full margins. A few minor spots of light foxing are apparent.

Inventory #19243


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