Johannes Van Braam (1677 - 1751)
VALENTYN / BRAAM’S RARE CHART OF THE COROMANDEL & MALABAR COASTS
Rare and important map of southern India documenting the VOC’s areas of influence extending from their base in Goa from information obtained directly by Francois Valentyn who was given privileged access to the secret archives of the Dutch East India Company. His accounts and maps the most 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, vervattende Een Naaukeurige…..
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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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