Auction 107, Lot 578

"Makou, Ville de la Chine", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: China

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 x 19.1 cm

Fine view of the Portuguese colony of Macao from a seaward prospective. Originally published to accompany the account of Johann Nieuhoff's Dutch embassy to China, this is a later re-engraving by Pieter van der Aa. The scene illustrates the colony under attack by a Dutch fleet. Ships are shown in the harbor firing at the town, with a hillside fort in background responding.


Condition: A+

Fine with very large margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/9/2004