Samboepo in platte grond – Valentijn (1726)



Description: Decorative panoramic view of the town of Samboupo on the island of Celebes (Sulawesi) in today’s Indonesia. Dutch (V.O.C.) sailing ships and various local craft fill the foreground. The city with great detail including the fort and hundreds of individual houses and buildings. Below the print is an extensive key in Dutch that locates and describes 16 places and buildings.

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 territory of the Dutch V.O.C. He is best known for his monumental history and description, ”Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën” which remains one of the most important primary sources for the East Indies and neighboring lands.

  • Date: 1726
  • Overall size: 41.4 x 33.4 cm
  • Image size: 36.5 x 28.5 cm
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Age related toning. Please study scan carefully.