"T' Wees Huys op Batavia", Nieuhoff, Johann
Subject: Jakarta, Indonesia
Period: 1682 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11.5 inches
35.6 x 29.2 cm
Uncommon, lively scene of an orphanage in Jakarta. 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.
The lower centerfold has been repaired including a short tear at center.