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Lesser Sunda Islands by Valentyn c 1724

Kaart der Zuyd-Wester Eylanden van Banda  ( F. Valentyn ,1724-26. )  J. van Braam et G. o. Linden excud. Cum privil.

A rare early 18th century black and white map of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores, Timor, Sumbawa) to the west of the Banda Islands by Francois Valentyn that was bound into his eight-volume history of the East Indies entitled Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien that was published in Amsterdam by Gerard Onder de Linden and the bookseller Joannes van Bram between 1724 and 1726. The work contained numerous charts of the major islands of the Indian Ocean especially the islands of the Indonesian Archipelago.

Francois Valentijn (1666–1727) was a minister, naturalist and writer.  He is best known for his Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien (“Old and New East-India”), a book about the history of the Dutch East India Company and the countries of the Far East.

Very good condition with wide margins, measures 339 x 465 mm.

Purchase code: M1610

Price: 850 USD

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