Von Doetechum the younger, Johannes. O. Leisao que se Faz cada dia posa menha ne rua direita na Cidade de Goa. Amsterdam: Cornelis Claesz, 1596.
2 sheets, joined (11 2/8 inches x 25 4/8 inches). An exceptionally fine engraved view of the marketplace in Goa, the title above left, and legend beneath (old vertical folds)
From Linschoten's Itinerario, Voyage ofte Schipvaert... naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien. 1596. "This important work contains all the knowledge and learning related to the East and West Indies and navigations to those parts that was available at the end of the sixteenth century. It was held in such high esteem that for nearly a century a copy was given to each ship sailing to India as a guide to the sailing directions.
Linschoten travelled extensively, he went to Goa between 1583 and 1589, and joined Willem Barents's first and second voyages into the Kara Sea in 1594 and 1595, and he combined his first hand accounts with translations of original Spanish and Portuguese documents.
"Linschoten's work, along with Hakluyt's, served as a direct stimulus to the building of the vast English and Dutch overseas empires" (Hill).