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Antique Print Fort Nassau (Banda) by Van Schley (c.1750)

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Antique Print Fort Nassau titled ‘Fort Hollandois de l’Ile de Banda. – Hollands Fort op t’ Eiland Banda’.

Fine engraving of Fort Hollandois, the name of the structure was actually Fort Nassau. The fort is located in the center of Banda City, on the hills at the south coast of Neira Island. It was built on the foundation of a Portuguese fort. After it was renovated by Pieter Both in 1609, it became worldwide famous since 1617. In 1622 a massacre occurred in the fort. It is square and and complemented by a heart-shape bastion in each of its corners. However, at present, only two bastions remain since the two other bastions were destroyed during the attack by English soldiers who took shelter in Fort Belgica in 1810. At present it is one of the tourist objects in Neira Island. ( refr. Forts in Indonesia )

Engraved by J.V. Schley and printed around 1750 for Antoine Prévost’s Histoire générale des Voyages published in Paris between 1746 and 1770.

Perfect condition, a light spot at the bottom, in nicely done old color, 21 x 21.5 cm.

Purchase Code: P1071

3.738.000 IDR incl. passepartout

215,00 Euro incl. passepartout
250,00 USD incl. passepartout

 

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