Java Major, F. VALENTYN c.1724 ~ SOLD

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Java Major, F. VALENTYN c.1724

NIEUWE EN ZEER NAAUKEURIGE KAART VAN T EYLAND JAVA MAJOR OF GROOT JAVA verdeeld in feven byzondere beftekken door FRANCOIS VALENTYN. V.D.M / J. VAN BRAAM et G. ONDER DE LINDEN.excudnt Cum privil. Ordin. Holl: et West-friesl.

The extremely rare and much sought-after map of Java on seven sheets with very good old colour by Francois Valentyn that was bound into his eight-volume history of the East Indies entitled Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien that was published in Amsterdam by Gerard Onder de Linden and the bookseller Joannes van Bram between 1724 and 1726. The work contained numerous charts of the major islands including this large map of Java which consists of seven separate printed sheets that when joined, form the longest map of Java, at 1.75m, ever printed. The map has soundings around the whole coastline of Java and a lot of information on land-use, topography and settlements in early 18th century Java.

Overall condition of the map is very good to excellent, each sheet measures 463 x 261 mm. Total over a 1.75m.

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