Posted on: 8 March 2013

Digital Rare Book:
Selections from the travels of Sig. Pietro della Valle, a noble Roman into East-India and Arabia Desert.
Translated by G. Havers
London, Printed by J. Jacock, for John Martin, and James Allestry; and are to be sold at their Shop, at the Bell in St. Paul's Church-yard - 1665

Read a few excerpts of his interaction with the Queen of Ullal (Olaza) - Rani Abbakka:

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He has mentioned his encounter with shenoys (Sinays) in Goa and South Canara in this book !

Apparently he was mistaken when he thought he met her. It was someone else - the dates don't match.