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Auction 157, Lot 673

"Cananor", Valentyn, Francois

Subject: Kannur, India

Period: 1724 (circa)

Publication: Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien...

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 10.9 inches
36.3 x 27.7 cm

A lovely view of the port city of Kannur on the Malabar Coast. Numerous ships sail along the coast. 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.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color. Issued folding with an archivally repaired tear that just passes the neatline at bottom.

Estimate: $160 - $190


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