De Landvoogdy van Amboina (..) – Valentijn (1724)



Description: Antique map Spice Islands titled ‘De landvoogdy van Amboina met de elf onderhoorige Eylanden’. This map depicts the central islands of the Maluku Archipelago (Moluccas), the famed Spice Islands of Indonesia, including: Seram, Buru, Ambon and the Banda Islands. Originates from ‘Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien, part V : Beschryving van Coromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malakka, Sumatra, Ceylon’.

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

  • Date: 1724
  • Overall size: 81.5 x 35 cm.
  • Image size: 74 x 29.5 cm.
  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Split on folding line, please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BG-06721