Map VII Kaart van het Eiland Amboine – Van den Bosch (1818)



Description: Map VII: ‘Kaart van het Eiland Amboine.’ and ‘Gezigt van het dorp in de Pas Baguala enhet blokhuis Middelburg.’ (Map of the Islands Ambon and a view of the village Pas Baguala and the fortress Middelburg.) Map of present day Ambon Island.


This scarse map originates from: ‘Nederlandsche bezittingen in Azia, Amerika en Afrika, in derzelver toestand en aangelegenheid voor dit Rijk, wijsgeerig, staatshuishoudkundig en geographisch beschouwd, met bijvoeging der noodige tabellen, en eenen atlas nieuwe kaarten / door J. van den Bosch.’ published by Gebroeders Van Cleef, Amsterdam and The Hague, 1818. (translation: Dutch posessions in Asia, America and Afrika, it’s situation, on behalf of the State, described from a scientific, political/economic and geographic perspective, with added tabels and an Atlas with new maps …) The Atlas is titled: ‘Atlas der overzeesche bezittingen …’ (transl.: Atlas of colonial posessions.)

Artists and Engravers: Author: Johannes, Count van den Bosch (1780-1844) was a Dutch General and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies, commander of the Dutch-Indian army, Minister of Colonies and Minister of State and Officer in the Military Willems-Order. The title-page to the Atlas was engraved by Landegent and Visser and the maps engraved by C. van Baarsel en Zoon (map part) and A.L. Zeelander (views part).

  • Date: 1818
  • Technic: Original engraving and etching on a watermarked verge type hand laid paper (van Kempen & Co.).
  • Overall size: 25,1 x 16,7 inch
  • Image size: 20,9 x 14,7 inch
  • Condition: Very good. General age related toning. Some ghosting as a result of storage and varying exposure to light. Some light staining, please study scan carefully, because it shows the condition very well. Crease in right top. Paper edges ocassionally a bit chipped or irregular. Please study scan carefully.
  • PartNumber: PCT-35360
  • Storage Location: (BG) B17-17
  • Price: 704,5 Euro / 827,5 USD / 12.000.000 IDR