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de Stadt MALACCA

A late 17th to early 18th century black and white print of the city of Malacca as seen from the roads and derived from Wouter Schouten’s  Reys Togten naar en door Oost-Indische Voyagie first published in Amsterdam in 1676 with the second edition published by Andries van Damme in Amsterdam in 1708. The print shows excellent detail of the Dutch East Indian Company’s (VOC) ships offshore with local sailing craft and oared vessels plying their routes in between. The town of Malacca, one of the most important trading ports in the Far East, is seen in the background with its Jesuit church on the hill top. Good condition apart from two small vertical tears along the right margins; measures 192 x 284 mm.

Purchase code: P1399

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