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Corneille Van Der Lyn engraving Schley

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Corneille Van Der Lyn


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Antique print relating to Australia


Copper-line engraving, published in Prevost's Histoire General des Voyages, circa 1760. Van Der Lijn was a member of the Council of Batavia who had sponsored the expeditions of Dutch navigator Abel Tasman. Van Der Lijn (1608-1679) was governor-general of Dutch East Indies from 1646 until 1650. During the years of Van Der Lijn's governorship, corruption within the company increased. The administrators in the Netherlands dismissed him on 7th October 1650, Carel Reyniersz was appointed as its successor. It was customary for a man of his standing to make his homecoming as a commander of the fleet. He was denied this honour after the free citizens of Batavia wrote a letter of protest to the Company which accused Van Der Lijn of corrupt financial dealings with the Chinese. Freycinet Peninsula was named Van Der Lijn's Islandt by Abel Tasman, December 1642, Tasman believing it to be an island. Vanderlin Isld and Cape Vanderlin were named by Abel Tasman, April 1644.

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artist SV Schley
method Copper-line engraving
date C1760
size 75mm by 135mm (platewmark) 250mm by 190mm (sheet)
SKU AU4100