Fine island chart shows topographical details, mostly elevations, on Amboine, an island off the southwest coast of Ceram, lying north of the Banda Sea and south of the Molucca islands between Indonesia and New Guinea. Chart indicates harbors and small settlements around the coast, and Chateau Victoria a large building on the shore of Lemy Timor. Includes decorative compass rose.
Jakob van der Schley was a skilled draftsman and engraver who operated out of Amsterdam and had strong ties with the Hague. He was trained by Bernard Picart and his style resembles that of the elder man. Van der Schely was known for intricately engraved portraits and frontispieces. He signed most of the plates used in the Hague edition of the Abbe Prevost's Histoire generale des voyages.