"De Stadt Amboina", Nieuhoff, Johann
Subject: East Indies - Indonesia
Period: 1682 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.8 x 11.2 inches
35.1 x 28.4 cm
A fine view of Ambon, which was an important Dutch possession in the Maluku archipelago (Spice Islands) and the world center of clove production. The island was fought over continuously between the Dutch and English throughout the 17th and 18th centuries.
There are some repaired tears (and one not repaired) in the blank margins, none affecting view.