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Auction 118, Lot 4

"Mr. John Nieuhoff's Remarkable Voyages & Travells into ye best Provinces of ye West and East Indies", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1703 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.5 x 11 inches
16.5 x 27.9 cm

This is a handsome sheet featuring the exotic people and animals observed during John Nieuhoff's travels. There are elephants, monkeys, lions, and a couple of less identifiable animals. John (Jan) Nieuhoff (1618-1672) traveled in Brazil, the East Indies and China, and lost his life while on an expedition between Mozambique and Madagascar. His account of China was of enormous value in the dissemination of the knowledge about China throughout Europe in the late 17th century.

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Condition: A

Light stains and a repaired short tear in blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $170

Closed on 3/6/2007

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