"De Kust van Dabul", Valentyn, Francois
Subject: Dabhol, India
Period: 1724 (circa)
Publication: Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien...
Color: Hand Color
14.1 x 10.4 inches
35.8 x 26.4 cm
This lovely view depicts the coast of Dabhol, which is located south of Mumbai. A lettered key identifies several locations, while numerous ships and rowboats fill the sea. 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.
Excellent impression and color on watermarked paper, issued folding with faint offsetting.