Longvek or Lavek (ancient capital of Cambodia) – Eauweck

by François Valentyn


Date of first edition: 1724-1726

Date of this edition: 1724-1726

Dimensions (not including margins): 36 x 27 cm

Dimensions (including margins): 45,2 x 36,9 cm

Condition: Mint. Sharp copper engraving printed on strong paper. Double fold as published. Age-related toning.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: blank

Map reference: Landwehr (VOC), 467.3b (39)

From: Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien, vervattende Een Naaukeurige en Uitvoerige Verhandelinge van Nederlands Mogendheyd In die Geweesten. Amsterdam, J. van Braam & G. onder de Linden, 1724-26


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VOC at Longvek (Lavek)

At the time of production  of this view in 1724, the VOC story here had already ended. Their settlement with palisades (far right) symbolizes their intra-Asian trade. At this place, Dutch merchants sold  cotton and bought mostly rye and deer skins in … for the Japanese market.

The place Eauweck (now Khum Peam Lvek) on the Mekong River lay near the ancient Cambodian capital Udong. The Dutch trade, which dates back to 1609, knew some ups and downs. Their first settlement goes back to 1620. After a Chinese sacking, the post was definitively abandoned in 1667.