"[Malabar Pars]", Valentyn, Francois
Subject: Southern India
Period: 1724 (circa)
Publication: Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien...
Color: Hand Color
14.6 x 11.6 inches
37.1 x 29.5 cm
This chart depicts the Malabar coastline from Cape Comorin at the southern tip of India to just north of Kochi. 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.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.VALN-1a #55.
A nice impression with a fleur-de-lis watermark and a few tiny spots. Issued folding.