Auction 141, Lot 661

"Aftekening der Expeditie van de Hr. Commissrs. Govert Cnoll, Uyt Soerabaja, Tot Afhalinge Van Pangerang Adepati Anom…", Valentyn, Francois

Subject: Surabaya, Indonesia

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7 inches
29.2 x 17.8 cm

This map depicts the VOC expedition into the hinterland of Java to capture Pangerang Depati Anom, (Javanese prince, Amangkurat III) of Surabaya, as depicted by G. v. Broekhuysen on August 10, 1708. The Dutch East India Company (VOC) supported Amangkurat’s rival (Pakabuwana I) in his bid for the throne of the powerful Sultanate of Mataram during the First Javanese War of Succession. A key at bottom identifies 35 locations. Govert Knol was a military commander of the Dutch East India Company.

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.


Condition: B+

A fold separation that enters map image 1" at top has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 9/5/2012