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Publisher: MONTANUS, A.
Title: The citie and Castle Zelandia in the Island of Taywan. / Stadt en casteel Zelandia op 't Eilant Taywan.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1675
Size: 11.6 x 13.8 inches.
29.5 x 35.0 cm.

Condition: Dark impression. Very good condition.
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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).
Reference: The Authentic Story Of Taiwan. An Illustrated History, based on Ancient Maps, Manuscripts and Prints, page 67.

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MONTANUS, A. - The citie and Castle Zelandia in the Island of Taywan. / Stadt en casteel Zelandia op 't Eilant Taywan.

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