C1726

EAST INDIES-De Landvoogdy der Moluccos, met de aangrenzende Eylanden

Rare c.18th chart of the Moluccas or Spice Islands (Maluka) from the most important record of the East Indies under the control of the V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company). The chart extends to the Philippines  and New Guinea. Valentyn studied … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

EAST INDIES-De Landvoogdy der Moluccos, met de aangrenzende Eylanden

Date:

C1726

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Uncoloured as originally issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

565mm 
x 445mm

Paper Size: 

598mm 
x 478mm
AUTHENTICITY
EAST INDIES-De Landvoogdy der Moluccos, met de aangrenzende Eylanden - Antique Map from 1726

Genuine antique
dated:

1726

Description:

Rare c.18th chart of the Moluccas or Spice Islands (Maluka) from the most important record of the East Indies under the control of the V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company).

The chart extends to the Philippines  and New Guinea.

Valentyn studied theology and travelled twice to the East Indies in the employ of the V.O.C, firstly as a Calvinist minister on the spice island of Amboina (1686-1694) and then to Java (1706) and again Amboina (1707-1713). In the preparation of his historical account of the V.O.C. in the East, Valentyn was given privileged access to the secret archives of the company, enabling him to provide detailed information on previous Dutch voyages to the Indies, including those of Abel Tasman.

From Francois Valentyn’s (1656-1727), Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, vervattende Een Naaukeurige….

 

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3753030

Francois Valentyn (1656 - 1727)

Valentyn studied theology and travelled twice to the East Indies in the employ of the VOC, firstly as a Calvinist minister on the spice island of Amboina (1686-1694) and then to Java (1706) and again Amboina (1707-1713). In the preparation of his historical account of the VOC in the East, Valentyn was given privileged access to the secret archives of the company, enabling him to provide detailed information on previous Dutch voyages to the Indies, including those of Abel Tasman.

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