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VILLE DE DIU 18th Century antique map India Bellin Prevost 1746
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India history. Fort de Diu India, Ville de Diu Bellin map 1746.



Fort de Diu India, Old antique plan titled Ville de Diu of India by the cartographer Bellin 1746.

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India history. Fort de Diu India, Ville de Diu Bellin map 1746.

Title: Ville de Diu.

Description: Fort de Diu India, Old antique plan, the Diu Fortress, also known as Diu Fort, formally Fortaleza de São Tomé, is located on the west coast of India in Diu.
The map is copperplate engraved with hand-coloring and is know of the Battle of Diu in 1509 between Portugal and a fleet of ships of the Ottoman, Egyptian, Venetian, allies of the Sultan of Gujarat, Mahmud Begada.
In 1514, Afonso de Albuquerque, governor of Portuguese India Goa asked the Sultan of Gujarat the right to build a Portuguese fort on the island of Diu.
The fort was built by the Portuguese during their colonial rule of the Diu island.

Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772)
Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.

Published in Antonine de Prevost d' Exile's Histoire generale des voyages.

Fine original antique copper plate engraving with hand coloring.

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Sheet: app.: 36.5 x 25 cm. 14.5 x 10 inches.
Image app.: 25 x 19.5 cm. 9.5 x 7.5 inches.
Condition: Very good hand colored bird eye view of the fortification, fold as published.