Fortifications of Beverwijk, Duurstede and Haroeko (Indonesia) – Valentijn (1724)



Description: Antique print, titled: ‘De vesting Beverwijk op het eiland Noessa-Laoet (…). De Fortres Duurstede op het eiland Honimoa (…). Haroeka en de Vesting Zeelandia (…)’ – This plate shows the fortifications of Beverwijk, Duurstede and Haroeko, Ambon, Indonesia.

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

Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘Francois Valentijn’ after an anonymous artist. Francois 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: 1724
  • Technic: Engraving / etching on hand laid paper.
  • Overall size: 24,4 x 13,1 inch
  • Image size: 22,8 x 11,7 inch
  • Condition: Good, given age. Top edge with two tiny tears, not affecting image. Thin paper near upper middle fold, only visible on verso; reinforced. Original folds issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • PartNumber: PCT-58741
  • Storage Location: BG-B6-31 Iscra