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Thailand - Chao Phraya River Valley, by François Valentyn. 1726

"This is probably the most remarkable of the seventeenth and eighteenth century Dutch maps of the Siamese kingdom, showing localities north of Ayutthaya" (Remco Raben and Dhiravat na Pombejra).

Barend Jan Terwiel published in 2017 an article about this map, that can be seen at: https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pub_jss/article/download/158013/114425/


François Valentijn (1666-1727)

François Valentijn was a minister who devoted most of his life to the employ of the V.O.C. In 1685 he was sent by the V.O.C. to Ambon as a Minister to the East Indies, where he remained for a decade. He returned and lived in Holland for about ten years before returning to the Indies in 1705. The following year Valentijn was Army Chaplain on an expedition in eastern Java but suffered health problems and requested permission to return to Holland.
Finally, back home, Valentijn composed his monumental work, Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien. This massive work of five parts in eight volumes appeared between 1724 and 1726. It was created both from the voluminous journals Valentijn had amassed during his two stays in Southeast Asia, as well as from his own research, correspondence, and previously unpublished material secured from V.O.C. officials. It contained over one thousand engraved illustrations and some of the most accurate maps of the Indies of this time.

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De Groote Siamse Rievier Me-Nam ofte Moeder der Wateren In haren loop met de in vallende Spruyten Verbeeld.

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Item Number:  27893
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Southeast Asia
References: Landwehr (VOC) - #467.3b(41); Suarez (SE Asia) - See p.234 Fig. 142

Old, antique map of Thailand - Chao Phraya River Valley, by François Valentyn (Valentijn).

Title: De Groote Siamse Rievier Me-Nam ofte Moeder der Wateren In haren loop met de in vallende Spruyten Verbeeld.

Oriented to the west.

Date of the first edition: 1726.
Date of this map: 1726.

Copper engraving, printed on paper from two plates, joined.
Size (not including margins): 300 x 750mm (11.81 x 29.53 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Folds as issued, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Landwehr (VOC), #467.3b(41); See Suarez, (SE Asia), p.234 Fig. 142

From: Valentyn F., 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.

"This is probably the most remarkable of the seventeenth and eighteenth century Dutch maps of the Siamese kingdom, showing localities north of Ayutthaya" (Remco Raben and Dhiravat na Pombejra).

Barend Jan Terwiel published in 2017 an article about this map, that can be seen at: https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pub_jss/article/download/158013/114425/


François Valentijn (1666-1727)

François Valentijn was a minister who devoted most of his life to the employ of the V.O.C. In 1685 he was sent by the V.O.C. to Ambon as a Minister to the East Indies, where he remained for a decade. He returned and lived in Holland for about ten years before returning to the Indies in 1705. The following year Valentijn was Army Chaplain on an expedition in eastern Java but suffered health problems and requested permission to return to Holland.
Finally, back home, Valentijn composed his monumental work, Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien. This massive work of five parts in eight volumes appeared between 1724 and 1726. It was created both from the voluminous journals Valentijn had amassed during his two stays in Southeast Asia, as well as from his own research, correspondence, and previously unpublished material secured from V.O.C. officials. It contained over one thousand engraved illustrations and some of the most accurate maps of the Indies of this time.