Taking of The City of Cochin By The Dutch, 1744 Plan

Taking of The City of Cochin By The Dutch, 1744 Plan

This is a copper engraved antique plan of the Taking of The City of Cochin by the Dutch, dating to 1744. The engraving shows the Dutch (Netherlands) naval fleet taking over the city from the Portuguese in 1663.

The picture depicts a fleet of Dutch naval ships bombarding Fort Cochin (Kochi) which was then under Portuguese control. The Portuguese had ruled for 158 years before being ousted by the Dutch.

The British would later capture Fort Cochin from the Dutch in 1796. Thus ending Dutch rule after 132 years. The fortress originally built by the Portuguese was reduced to half its size during the Dutch rule. The British later would demolish the fort, leaving only very few remnants of it today.

See posts The Dutch Capture of Cochin – Antique Plan 1702 and Fort Cochin – Antique Map Plan 1761

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