Martayan Lan Search






To Order or Inquire:
Telephone:
(800) 423-3741
or (212) 308-0018
Fax: (212) 308-0074
E-mail: [email protected]

70 East 55th Street, (Heron Tower)
New York, New York 10022


All items guaranteed original and published at the time indicated. We do not deal in reproductions. Certificates of Authenticity available for all purchases.

Table of Contents



Mouse over picture for zoom. (This may take a few seconds.)
Click here to view the larger image in a new window.



Views of Key Portuguese Conquests on the Road to the East

Casablanca (Anfa)/ Azamor/ Diu/ Goa.. BRAUN, G. and HOGENBERG, F. [Cologne, 1572]
Anfam Quibusdam Anaffa/ Azaamurum/ Diu/ Goa fortissimo Indiae urbs in Christianorum potestatem anno Salutis 1509 devenit. 13 ¼ x 18 ¾ inches
Fine hand color; few mends to bottom margin, else excellent.

  Sold


Fine first issue of this group of city views depicting several key Portuguese stepping-stones towards the Far East. Pictured are Anfa and Azamor, Moroccan towns which had fallen to Portuguese fleets in their early efforts to circumnavigate Africa. Portrayed below are the Indian ports of Diu, the site of a crucial 1509 Portuguese victory, and Goa, captured by the Portuguese that same year. By the time Braun & Hogenberg produced this view, Goa had become the administrative center for Portuguese operations in the Indian Ocean and beyond.

Table of Contents


Back to Africa

Back to the Top