Auction 134, Lot 677

"[Bantam]", Orlers, Jan Jansz.

Subject: East Indies - Indonesia

Period: 1625 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 9 inches
36.3 x 22.9 cm

An uncommon view of a sea battle raging in the seas off of Banten, on the northwest coast of Java. The Sunda Strait is shown in the background. The Dutch used the Sunda Strait as a means to circumvent the Portuguese controlled Malacca Strait into Indonesian waters. This is an illustration of a major naval battle between the Dutch and Portuguese fleets in 1601, which resulted in the victory of Dutch Admiral Wolfert Harmensz; thus opening up the lucrative spice trade.


Condition: A

Nice impression with a few minor spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2010