Franciscus Valentinus, Dordracensis, Nuper Verbi Divini Minister Amboinensis, Aetat :58.
J:v:Braam & G:O:Linden excud. [Dordrecht &Amterdam, 1724.]
Engraving. 375 x 250mm (14¾ x 9¾"). Creased, with vertical binding fold as usual.
Portrait of Francois Valentyn [1666-1727], in an oval supported by female allegorical figures of the Four Continents, published as the frontispiece to the first volume of his 'Oud en Nieuw Ost Indien', his encyclopedic illustrated account of the Dutch trading Empire in Asia. Valentyn had been a Calvinist Minister on the Spice Island of Amboina 1686-1694; he returned to the East in 1705 and spent the years 1707-13 back in Amboina.
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