Auction 90, Lot 327

"Untitled",

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1599 (circa)

Publication: Intinerario

Color: Black & White

Size:
10 x 12.5 inches
25.4 x 31.8 cm

Handsome engraving of 4 people in native costume, one holding a massive bronze shield and sword. A rough translation of the subtitles is "in the Province of Pegu where much gold, diamonds and rubies are found; illustrations of the Indian inhabitants of the Moluccas". A scarce, early engraving from Linschoten's important work that exposed the Portuguese East Indies to the rest of Europe and opened the way for further exploration.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/15/2000

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