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Auction 157, Lot 6

"Itinerarium, ofte Schip-Vaert naer Oost ofte Portugaels Indien...", Linschoten, Jan Juygen van

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1644 (published)


Color: Black & White

6.4 x 10.4 inches
16.3 x 26.4 cm

This is the title page to the last Dutch edition of Linschoten's Itinerario, published in Amsterdam by Cloppenburg. The sheet shows an Indian and African maiden paying tribute to the personification of Asia at top. A dramatic scene of a large army led by a mahout and his huge elephant fills a cartouche below the title. Linschoten's work is one of the most important early accounts of India, the East Indies, and the Portuguese colonies in Africa and South America.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.LIN-1f.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light soiling and some show-through of text on verso. Narrow top margin as issued.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/4/2016