GOVERNOR-AMBON-CHURCH-THEENG-ALTAR [After VALENTIJN-VOC, 1724]

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Het oud Huis van den Ambonschen Landvoogt. – De oude Hollandsche Kerk. – De nieuwe Hollandsche Kerk. – Een Theeng. – Scarce original antique print with four images on one sheet: ‘The old house of the Governor of Ambon. – The old Dutch Church. – The new Dutch Church. – A Theeng.’ A Theeng is probably an altar of sorts.

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Het oud Huis van den Ambonschen Landvoogt. – De oude Hollandsche Kerk. – De nieuwe Hollandsche Kerk. – Een Theeng.

Copperplate engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 38,2 x 31,5 cm. Image size: 38,2 x 30,2 cm.

From the monumental work by François Valentyn: “Oud en nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyd in die gewesten”. Dordrecht/Amsterdam: J. van Braam en G. onder de Linden, 1724/1726. (Transl.: Old and new East-Indies, including an accurate and extensive description of Dutch / VOC controlled territories.)

Made by F. Ottens after Francois Valentijn / VOC sources. François Valentijn / Valentyn (1666-1727), was a Dutch minister, naturalist and author. He was send by the VOC as a missionary and mostly worked at Amboina from 1684-1694 and 1705-1713. He traveled extensively in the VOC controlled territories and befriended the German naturalist Georg Eberhard Rumpf (Rumphius). He probably had access to VOC archives and compiled much in this momumental work from others as well. Engraver unknown/to be determined.

Condition: Good, given age. Paper separation lower middle fold, neatly repaired. No left and right margins. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: GOVERNOR-AMBON-CHURCH-THEENG-ALTAR

PCOM-A10-18

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Dimensions 38 × 38 × 1 cm

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