Antique Print of Amsterdam Island by Valentijn (1726)



Description: Antique print Indonesia titled ‘T Eylant Amsterdam’. Two engravings on one sheet showing the native boats and peoples of Amsterdam Island in the Banda Islands of Indonesia. Dutch (V.O.C.) sailing ships and various local craft fill the foreground, the fortifications and buildings along the coast are illustrated. This print originates from ‘Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën’ by F. Valentijn.


Artists and Engravers: François Valentijn (1666-1727), a missionary, worked at Amboina from 1684 to 1694 and 1705 to 1713 and travelled extensively in the VOC’s lands.

  • Date: 1726
  • Overall size: 20 x 34 cm.
  • Image size: 17.5 x 29 cm.
  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Small worm hole outside image. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BGRN-078