C1726

Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Sumatra

Rare c.18th chart of Sumatra,  the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, from the most important record of the East Indies while under the control of the V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company). The chart is orientated with north … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Sumatra

Date:

C1726

Condition:

Lower half of right margin reinstated, as often found, small repaired tear at right, otherwise in good condition, with folds as issued. Uncoloured as originally issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

590mm 
x 510mm

Paper Size: 

626mm 
x 533mm
AUTHENTICITY
Nieuwe Kaart van het Eyland Sumatra - Antique Map from 1726

Genuine antique
dated:

1726

Description:

Rare c.18th chart of Sumatra,  the Malay Peninsula, Singapore and the Straits of Malacca, from the most important record of the East Indies while under the control of the V.O.C. (Dutch East India Company).

The chart is orientated with north to the left; The chart is among the first to show clearly the extent of local polities on the Malay Peninsula, including Pahang, Johor (Djohor), Perak (Peirah), and Kedah (Keidah). Parry 38.

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….

 

References:
Durand, F. & Curtis, R. Maps of Malaya and Borneo. Kuala Lumpur 2013: 38, ill.p.113.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3753030
National Library Board Singapore: (Mills Collection).no. 138, parts 1-2.

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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