Auction 129, Lot 797

"De Stadt Palembang met haer 3 Fortressen", Nieuhoff, Johann

Subject: East Indies - Sumatra

Period: 1682 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.2 x 9.5 inches
33.5 x 24.1 cm

Uncommon bird's-eye view of the Dutch fort and trading post at Palembang in Sumatra. Nieuhoff accompanied a delegation of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to the Emperor of China between 1655 to 1658. After his return he published his journals and provided the European public with one of the first richly illustrated books describing the exotic Orient.


Condition: B+

Light soil on centerfold with a split in the blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/23/2009