BG-03541

Byzondere kaart van het eyland Amboina - Van Schley (c.1750)

  • Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Tape on verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1750
  • Overall size: 35 x 27 cm.
  • Image size: 31x 23.5 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled ‘Byzondere kaart van het eyland Amboina’. Antique map of the island of Ambon. This map has been drawn on the basis of a chart included in 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën' by François Valentyn.

Artists and Engravers:  Made by 'Jakob van Schley' after 'Jacques Nicolas Bellin'. Jakob van der Schley (1715-1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver, who studied under Bernard Picart. Jacques-Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was a French hydrographer, geographer and member of The Philosophes. His career, spanning over 50 years, caused an enormous output in maps, particular of maritime interest.