Tellicherry On The Malabar Coast – Old Print 1922

This is a 1922 print of the Tellicherry Coast. Measures 11 x 8¼ inches. Before India’s independence, Tellicherry, now Thalassery was a part of the region of North Malabar under the Madras Presidency. Where once the Dutch, British, Portuguese, Chinese, Arab, and so on had considerable influence over the spice trade there. Today it is under Kerala state and is home to the world-famous Tellicherry pepper.

A top grade pepper desired by gastronomes and connoisseurs worldwide. Pepper originated in Kerala’s Malabar coast. It was indeed an important spice for ancient Rome, Greece, and even Pharaonic Egypt. Brought there by ancient Greek and Roman maritime traders. Thalassery was an important spice trade center centuries ago. Pepper made such an impact that it influenced world history and exploration to a considerable extent.

Read more- History of Thalassery. This vintage Print shows people also walking by with umbrellas. It should be remembered umbrellas were not frequently used in many parts of India in those days.

Did you know- In the 18th century under the British India era, Thalassery was the third-largest city after Bombay and Karachi on the west coast. 

From the collection- Antique Print-Plan Of Fort Cochin And City c1761.,  Antique Map of Salsette Bombay 1893.,  Vintage Book 1877 – Illustrated India: Its Princes And People.,  Vintage Photo Nawab Of Bhopal’s Hunting Bentley 1926 (#1)

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