C1764

Governors of the VOC Batavia 1 - 28)

A complete collection of c.18th engraved portraits, of the first twenty eight Governors of the VOC (Dutch East India Company), Batavia. There are twenty seven portraits as Jan Pieterszoon Coen was twice Governor in 1619–1623 and 1627–1629. 1 Pieter Both … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Governors of the VOC Batavia 1 – 28)

Date:

C1764

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

135mm 
x 80mm

Paper Size: 

187mm 
x 247mm
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Governors of the VOC Batavia 1 - 28) - Antique Print from 1764

Genuine antique
dated:

1764

Description:

A complete collection of c.18th engraved portraits, of the first twenty eight Governors of the VOC (Dutch East India Company), Batavia. There are twenty seven portraits as Jan Pieterszoon Coen was twice Governor in 1619–1623 and 1627–1629.

1 Pieter Both 1610–1614 First Governor-General of the East Indies, after relinquishing his position he drowned on his way back to the Netherlands.
2 Gerard Reynst 1614–1615 Died from dysentery
3 Laurens Reael 1615–1619 Reael resigned following a dispute with the VOC’s leadership.
4 Jan Pieterszoon Coen 1619–1623 Returned to the Netherlands in 1623, but was reappointed a few years later. He died in 1629.
5 Pieter de Carpentier 1623–1627 Left after being named head of the VOC. The Gulf of Carpentaria in northern Australia is named after him.
6. Jan Pieterszoon Coen 1627–1629
7 Jacques Specx 1629–1632
8 Hendrik Brouwer 1632–1636 Devised the Brouwer Route, a route from South Africa to Java that reduced voyage duration from a year to about six months by taking advantage of the strong westerly winds in the Roaring Forties
9 Anthony van Diemen 1636–1645
10 Cornelis van der Lijn 1645–1650
11 Carel Reyniersz 1650–1653
12 Joan Maetsuycker 1653–1678
13 Rijkloff van Goens 1678–1681
14 Cornelis Speelman 1681–1684
15 Johannes Camphuys 1684–1691
16 Willem van Outhoorn 1691–1704
17 Joan van Hoorn 1704–1709
18 Abraham van Riebeeck 1709–1713 From 1709 until his death in 1713, he was the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. He was a keen explorer, who undertook several smaller and a few larger voyages in the Indies.
19 Christoffel van Swoll 1713–1718
20 Hendrick Zwaardecroon 1718–1725
21 Mattheus de Haan 1725–1729
22 Diederik Durven 1729–1732
23 Dirk van Cloon 1732–1735
24 Abraham Patras 1735–1737
25 Adriaan Valckenier 1737–1741
26 Johannes Thedens 1741–1743
27 Gustaaf Willem baron van Imhoff 1742–1750
28 Jacob Mossel 1750–1761

Jakob van der Schley (1715 - 1779)

Schley was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart (1673-1733). His greatest work was the numerous engraved portraits, views and maps for most of the engraved plates in the Prevost's, Abbe., "Histoire générale des voyages".

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