BGRN-076

Het Eyland Amsterdam - Valentijn (1726)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Small worm hole outside image. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1726
  • Overall size: 20 x 34 cm.
  • Image size: 17.5 x 28.5 cm.
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Description: Antique print Indonesia titled 'Het Eyland Amsterdam - Het Eyland St. Paulo - Swartte Swaane drift op het Eyland Rottenest'. Two engravings of Amsterdam Island and St. Paulo Island, in the Banda Islands of Indonesia. The lower engraving showing two sailing ships and two long boats preparing to row up the Swan River, and the island discovered by the skipper de Vlamingh of the Dutch East India Company in 1696, and named Rat's Nest (Rottnest). 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.