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Auction 184, Lot 689

"Ins. de Cerno a. Nostatibus Mauritius Nominata [on sheet with] Gunnanappi Labetacq [and] Civitas Gammelamme [and] Rex Tubatus", Le Clerc, Jean

Subject: Islands in Indonesia & Mauritius

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 8.8 inches
31.8 x 22.4 cm
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This sheet includes four engravings, published in a history of Dutch exploration:

1. Top left: Shows natives on Mauritius fishing and building a boat, with a dodo and two turtles at right.
2. Top right: The Banda islands of Banda Api, Banda Neira and Banda Besar.
3. Bottom left: A procession for the king of Ternate in the town of Gamalama.
4, Bottom right: A procession for the king of Tuban, Java riding an elephant.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with a leaf-shaped watermark, light toning along the centerfold, and light soiling mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/15/2021