Print with two images 'Nieuhof's Audience with ye Queen of Koylang' and 'Living Creatures of Malabar' @1744


Copper engraved print, engraved by ?.

From Awnsham & John Churchill's "A Collection of Voyages and Travels"
Published London 1744 by Henry Lintot and John Osborne.

The Churchill brothers published in 1695 the edition of William Camden's Britannia by Edmund Gibson, from a manuscript of John Aubrey. A second edition of Gibson's Camden was issued by Awnsham alone in 1722. Their Collection of Voyages and Travels was well known, and was issued to subscribers in 1704. Two more volumes came out in 1732, when the first four volumes were reissued; a "third edition" of the six volumes is dated 1744–6.

Vol II, p. 219.

Vol II, p. 243.

Engraving: 26.5 cm x 18 cm

The upper engraving depicts the Dutch traveller Johan Nieuhof meeting with the Queen of Koylang, present day Kollam or Quilon in the state of Kerala on the Malabar coast of South West India. Beneath is an engraving of animal life in Malabar.