BG-11316

Antique Map of Java by Valentijn (1728)

  • Condition: Beautiful coloring, some minor repair. Shipped in tube. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1728
  • Overall size: 173 x 53.5 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Nieuwe en zeer naaukeurige Kaart van t Eyland Java Major of Groot Java'. This large-scale map of Java is richly engraved with details of agricultural fields, roads, temples, and topography. The coastline is filled with soundings, anchorages, shoals and other navigational hazards. Batavia, which was the centre of the Dutch trading empire in the East Indies, is depicted with a miniature bird's-eye plan.

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 VOC's lands.