Antique Print-SHIP-FLEET-PIETER VAN DEN BROECKE-VOC-Commelin-Matham-1646



De Vloot by den Commandeur Pieter van den Broecke ingebracht int jaer 1630 – This scarce original antique print shows the naval fleet under the command of Pieter van den Broecke returning from Batavia, Indonesia, arriving at the roadstead of Texel, The Netherlands in the year 1630. Pieter van den Broecke (1585-1640) was a Dutch cloth merchant in the service of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), and one of the first Dutchmen to taste coffee.

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‘De Vloot by den Commandeur Pieter van den Broecke ingebracht int jaer 1630’

Copperplate engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 19,2 x 12,7 cm. (7,6 x 5 inch). Image size: 16,8 x 10,8 cm. (6,6 x 4,3 inch).

Published in 1646 as part of the monumental work by Isaac Commelin (1598-1676) on VOC voyages: ‘Begin ende voortgangh van de Vereenighde Nederlantsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Companie….’, published by Joannes Janssonius, Amsterdam. Ref: H. 53, FMH 1055, Atlas van Stolk 982

Made by ‘Adriaen Matham’ after an anonymous artist. Adriaen Matham (1590–1660) was a Dutch Golden Age painter, engraver and art dealer.

Condition: Very good, given age. Soft crease left part. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 12 × 19 × 1 cm


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