BGRN-089

Aldus vertoonen zich de Eylanden Marken (..) - Valentijn (1726)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Small worm hole, lower part folding line. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1726
  • Overall size: 40 x 34 cm.
  • Image size: 37 x 29 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'De Kust van Nova Guinea tot aan deze bogt (..)'. Four engravings on one sheet showing panoramic views of the islands of Marken, the Groene islands, Sint Jans island and New Ireland, on the same latitude as Cabo de Santa Maria. Abel Tasman, but also Willem Schouten and Isaac le Maire thought that these archipelagos were situated off the coast of New Guinea. But they were actually situated close to the island now known as New Ireland. Ontong Java is still known as such, the Groene eilanden are today known as the Green Islands, and Marken is now known as Takuu. 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.