Een Bouginees – een Amboinees – Valentijn (1726)



Description: Antique print, titled: ‘Een Bouginees – een Amboinees’ – This plate shows a Buginese- and Ambonese Man. The Buginese people are an ethnic group – the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, in the southwestern province of Sulawesi, third largest island of Indonesia. The Ambonese, also known as South Moluccans, are an Indonesian ethnic group of mixed Austronesian-Papuan origin.

From: ‘Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën’ by François Valentyn, published 1726.

Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘François Valentijn’ after an anonymous artist. François Valentijn (1666-1727), was a Dutch missionary, worked at Amboina from 1684 to 1694 and 1705 to 1713 and traveled extensively in the VOC’s lands.

  • Date: 1726
  • Technic: Engraving / etching on hand laid paper.
  • Overall size: 7,8 x 12,8 inch
  • Image size: 6,7 x 11,2 inch
  • Condition: Good, given age. Two soft vertical creases. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • PartNumber: 58728
  • Storage Location: BG-B6-35 Iscra