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Celebration at the streets of Visapur, India, for the wedding of the daughter of the local governor.
1-2: Golden coins of the Sultanate of Golkonda, India. 3-4: Coins of the kingdom of Visapur, India. 5,6. Coins of the Maharajah of Karnataka, India. 7-8. Coins of the Maharajah of Vellore, India. 9-12. Coins of the Maharajahs of Karnataka and Vellore. 13-17. Coins of the region of Coromandel at the eastern coast of India.
Coins bearing the symbols of astrological signs. They were commissioned by emperor Shah Mugal Jahan in honour of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, and minted in the twenty-four hours that he permitted her to reign in his place.
1-4. Coins of the kingdom of Assam (today in India). 5-6. Coins of the kingdom od Arakan (today in Burma). 7-10 Coins of the kingdom of Pegu (today Bago in Burma). 11 -12. Coins of the kingdom of Assam (today in India).
1,2. Coins minted by English merchants and colonists of Fort Saint George at Madras (today Chennai), India. 3-8. Coins minted by Dutch merchants and colonists of Pulicat (today Pazhaverkadu), India.
Dutch ship in which the author sailed from India to China. On the right, the emblem of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie).
Gymnosophists near temples in India. 6: The author and a Dutch officer explore the lodgings of an itinerant fakir.
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1. Pearl belonging to the king of Persia. According to the author the pearl was bought from an Arab merchant of Katifa in 1633 for 32.000 toman. 2. Pearl belonging to the Mongol king of India. 3. Pearl sold by the author to the governor of Bengal, uncle of the Mongol king of India. 4. Pearls belonging to the Mongol king of India.
1. Ruby bought by the uncle of the King of the Mongols in India for 90.000 rupees. The ruby was presented to the king on its birthday. 3,4. Rubies belonging to the king of Visapur, India. 5. Ruby belonging to affluent merchant from Varanasi, India. 6. Topaz belonging to the Mongol king of India.
1. Diamond belonging to the Mongol king of India. 2. Diamond belonging to the Duke of Tuscany. 3. Rough diamond of 242 carats. The author states that this was the bigger diamond he ever saw at the hands of the merchants of India. 4. Rough diamond bought by the author at Ahmedabad, India. 5. Finished diamond. 6. Rough diamond bought by the author in India. 7,8. Rough and finished diamond, of a total weight of 104 carats. The diamonds were bought by an affluent Danish merchant in the presence of the author.
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