Auction 112, Lot 636

"Makou", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: China

Period: 1669 (published)

Publication: Embassy to China

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 7.5 inches
29.2 x 19.1 cm

View of the south China city of Macao illustrating the colony under attack by a Dutch fleet. Ships are shown in the harbor firing at the town, with a hillside fort in the background responding. Nieuhoff was the official chronicler & draughtsman for the first embassy to China by the Dutch East India Company (VOC), then at the height of its power. His record of the trip became the most important source of information about China for Europe in the 17th century.


Condition: B

Couple of unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/28/2005