BGRN-096

Volkeren van Nova Guinea (..) - Valentijn (1726)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1726
  • Overall size: 39 x 37 cm.
  • Image size: 37 x 30 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Volkeren van Nova Guinea , en hun Vaertuygen Het Brandende Eyland als het Noord West van u is De Kust van Nova Guinea beoosten het Eyland Jamma De Kust van Jamma nae Moa'. Four engravings on one sheet showing a native New Guinea boat with fishermen and coastal views of New Guinea with Dutch V.O.C. ships in the foreground. This print originates from 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën' by F. Valentijn.

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.