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This item was published in Amsterdam 1724  size is 12.1. x .15.3 inches. (or 30.8. x .38.8 cm.)    Dark impression. Two little holes in center part re-filled. Nearly mint condition.
Fine chart depicting the Islands of the Philippines. Little interior detail is given but the coastlines, settlements and principal coastal features are identified. An attractive early map, one of the few early Dutch maps to focus on the region. East to the top.
FranÁcois Valentijn (1666-1727), a missionary, worked at Amboina from 1684 to 1694 and 1705 to 1713 and travelled extensively in the V.O.C.'s lands. He is best known for his monumental history and description, Oud en Nieuw Oost-IndiŽn which remains one of the most important primary sources for the East Indies and neighbouring lands."  

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