Date: 1726 (circa)
Dimensions: 11 x 14.5 inches (28 cm x 37 cm)
This remarkably executed map depicts the Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, as it appeared in 1726. Francois Valentyn was a Dutch minister, naturalist and author whose work ‘Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien’ describes the history of the Dutch East India Company and many countries of the Far East. The map is oriented with west at the top.
This map minutely details the Hooghly Trading Post, which is situated on the Ganges River in Bengal. Valentyn took great pains in depicting the post, showing residences, storage facilities, shops and connecting roadways. Off shore along the bottom of the map are a number Dutch trading vessels with billowing sails and banner, along with launches and local vessels.
Condition: This marvelous map is on watermarked paper with a strong impression. It is in A condition.
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