The place Cottate gains an occasional mention in the land muster-rolls of the VOC. The place is referred to as a VOC outpost staffed by only one or two officials. According to contemporary sources, it currently forms part of the city of Nagercoil, in the southern tip of India. Van Reede tot Drakenstein and Van Goens clashed several times on the subject of Kottar and environs. Van Goens felt the area should fall under the administration of Ceylon, while Van Reede wanted it to fall under the aegis of Malabar.
- anoniem/anonymous, Landmonsterrollen (1691-1790)