Batsjan – Valentijn (1726)



Description: Antique print Indonesia titled ‘Batsjan’. Decorative panoramic view of the Bay with the Dutch fortress Barneveld at the island of Bacan in today’s Indonesia. The upper image depicts Makian Island, a volcanic island and one of the Maluku islands. 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: 21 x 34 cm.
  • Image size: 18 x 30 cm.
  • Condition: Very good, general age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BGRN-0200