Fortress of Chaul: Plans of Plazas and Forts of Portuguese Possessions in Asia and Africa


This drawing shows the fortress of Chaul, one of Portugal’s defense complexes along the western coast of India. The Portuguese first settled at Chaul in 1521 and constructed a fort, which was rebuilt several times. The structure shown in this drawing most likely is the one built in 1613, which featured expanded defense works.

Last updated: August 26, 2013