This product is successfully added to your cart
Questions about this product? (#27922)

New Zealand, by François Valentyn. 1726

Shows the track of Abel Tasman's first voyage, down the west coast of New Zealand of 1642-43. One of the earliest separate depictions of Staten Landt.


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had amassed during his two stays in Southeast Asia, as well as from his own research, correspondence, and previously unpublished material secured from V.O.C. officials.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.

back

Staeten Landt Bezylt en Ontdekt met de Scheepen Heemskerk en de Zeehaen onder het Commande van den E. Abel Tasman. In den Iaare 1642. Den 13 December..

€2400  ($2856 / £2064)
add to cart
questions?

Item Number:  27922  new
Category:  Antique maps > Australia
References: Landwehr (VOC) - #467.3b (24)

Old, antique view of New Zealand, by François Valentyn (Valentijn).

Title: Staeten Landt Bezylt en Ontdekt met de Scheepen Heemskerk en de Zeehaen onder het Commande van den E. Abel Tasman. In den Iaare 1642. Den 13 December.
F. Ottens Fec. Direxit.

Oriented to the east.

Engraver: F. Ottens.

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

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 295 x 175mm (11.61 x 6.89 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Some staining at the bottom.
Condition Rating: A.
References: Landwehr (VOC), #467.3b (24)

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.

Shows the track of Abel Tasman's first voyage, down the west coast of New Zealand of 1642-43. One of the earliest separate depictions of Staten Landt.


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.