C1764

Carte de L'Isle de Bouro. Kaart van t Eyland Borero.

Scarce map of the island of Buru (formerly Boeroe, Boro, or Bouru)  the third largest island within the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. The rivalry between the Makassar and Dutch East India Company for control over production and trade in spices resulted in military conflict. In 1648, a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte de L’Isle de Bouro. Kaart van t Eyland Borero.

Date:

C1764

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

290mm 
x 202mm

Paper Size: 

360mm 
x 257mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de L'Isle de Bouro. Kaart van t Eyland Borero. - Antique Print from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

Scarce map of the island of Buru (formerly Boeroe, Boro, or Bouru)  the third largest island within the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. 

The rivalry between the Makassar and Dutch East India Company for control over production and trade in spices resulted in military conflict. In 1648, a Dutch expedition to Buru expelled the Makassar from the island and destroyed their buildings and boats; instead of re-using the existing clove plantations, the Dutch burned more than three thousand trees, as they were not in position to settle on the island and were afraid that the Makassar might return after their departure.

From the Dutch edition of Prevost,  L’Histoire Generale des Voyages.

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (French intellectual group).

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