Auction 123, Lot 7

"Joan Nieuhoff Gedenkwaerdige Zee en Lantreize Door de Voornaeinste Landschappen van West en Oostindien", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1682 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 11 inches
16.5 x 27.9 cm

A spectacular title page featuring the exotic peoples and places of the East and West Indies. The scene is crowded by natives of both Asia and the Americas, with exotic animals including lions, elephants, monkeys, hippos, and a large flying cat that seems to have just deposited a human body in a banana tree. Published by the widow of Jacob van Meurs.


Condition: A

The margins have a hole and some loss, supported on the verso by tissue, and not affecting the printed area.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/20/2008