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MONTANUS, A. - Vile et le chateu de Zélandia dans l' isle de Tayovan.
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Vile et le chateu de Zélandia dans l' isle de Tayovan. - MONTANUS, A.
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Title : Vile et le chateu de Zélandia dans l' isle de Tayovan..
Map maker : MONTANUS, A..
Date : Amsterdam, 1675.
Size : 11.6 x 13.8 inches. / 29.5 x 35.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :This important copperplate engraving is one of the earliest European views of Taiwan, depicting the Dutch fortifications and trading settlement on the West coast of the island at Fort Zeelandia (Anping).
The settlement at Zeelandia established in 1624 provided an important local trading outpost as well as a staging post for V.O.C. vessels en route to the China coast and Japan.
Title in top in English and Dutch. In lower part a lettered key (A-L).
Fort Zeelandia was a fortress built over ten years from 1624 to 1634 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC), in the town of Anping (now wholly subsumed as Anping District of Tainan) on the island of Formosa in present-day Taiwan, during their 38-year rule over the western part of that island.
The current site has been renamed several times to Orange City, Anping City, and Taiwan City and the current name of the site in Chinese is Anping Fort .
The Authentic Story Of Taiwan. An Illustrated History, based on Ancient Maps, Manuscripts and Prints, page 67.
Condition : Dark impression. Very good condition.
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