"He who has seen Goa need not see Lisbon."
-- Old Portuguese Proverb --
[India, Goa] Van der Aa, Goa Indiae, Orientalis Metropolis. Leiden, 1719. 12½ x 17½. BW. VG. Bird's-eye view of Goa and its approaches, so detailed that several shipyards may be seen on the shore, along with elephants pulling logs. With a key (in Portuguese), a laudatory quote (in Latin), and coats-of-arms. Portugal's first Asian possession, taken in 1511, Goa was a major commercial center. $450.00
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