Auction 125, Lot 800

"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.


Condition: A

There are some repaired tears (and one not repaired) in the blank margins, none affecting view.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/24/2008