C1726

Kaart van het Eyland Bali.

One of the best and rarest maps of Bali from the most important account of the VOC in in the East Indies. Valentyn studied theology and travelled twice to the East Indies in the employ of the VOC, firstly as … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Kaart van het Eyland Bali.

Date:

C1726

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued. Laid onto support sheet.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

560mm 
x 450mm

Paper Size: 

615mm 
x 500mm
AUTHENTICITY
Kaart van het Eyland Bali. - Antique Map from 1726

Genuine antique
dated:

1726

Description:

One of the best and rarest maps of Bali from the most important account of the VOC in in the East Indies. 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.

From Francois Valentyn’s, historical account of the Dutch East India Company Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien.

References:
Suarez, T. Early Mapping of Southeast Asia. Singapore 1999: p.83.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3719586

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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