C1727

Kaart van de Zuyd-Ooster Eylanden van Banda

Mapmaker:

Francois Valentyn (1656 - 1727)

$A 2,850

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Full Title:

Kaart van de Zuyd-Ooster Eylanden van Banda

Date:

C1727

Mapmaker:

Francois Valentyn (1656 - 1727)

Condition:

Small repaired tear left hand side, otherwise in good condition, folds as issued

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

565mm 
x 450mm

Paper Size: 

598mm 
x 478mm

Description:

VALENTYN’S RARE CHART OF THE SPICE ISLANDS 

Very rare and important map of the spice island of Banda, Timor, northern Australia and New Guinea. Valentyn was given privileged access to the secret archives of the Dutch East India Company, enabling him to provide detailed historic information on previous Dutch voyages to the Indies, including those of Abel Tasman. 

From Francois Valentyn’s (1656-1727), Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien. 

Biography:

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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