by François Valentyn


Date of first edition: 1724-1726

Date of this map: 1724-1726

Dimensions (not including margins): 27 x 35,5 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 32,5 x 42 cm

Condition: Very good. Double vertical folds and one horizontal as published. Wide margins. A few tiny wormholes.  Left margin reinforced.

Condition rating: A

Verso: blank

From:  “Oud en nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyd in die gewesten, benevens eene wydluftige beschryvige der Moluccos … en alle de eylanden onder dezelve landbestieringen behoorende; het Nederlands comptoir op Suratte, en de levens der Groote Mogols”

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A lovely bird’s-eye plan of the fort and town of Jaffna with great detail even of the individual fields and gardens. Embellished with a simple compass rose and numerous sailing ships. Valentyn was a prominent historian of the Dutch East India Company who is best known for Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien, his vast illustrated account of the Dutch trading empire in Asia. He twice traveled to the East Indies and served as Calvinist minister to Ambon between 1686 and 1694. In preparing this monumental work, he was given privileged access to the previously secret archives of the VOC, containing transcripts and copies of important earlier Dutch voyages.

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