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Fort DUURSTEDE at Saparoea, Moluccas

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Fort DUURSTEDE at Saparoea, Moluccas

Molukschen Archipel.   Iles Moluques.  32.   HET FORT DUURSTEDE TE SAPAROEA.  LE FORT DUURSTEDE À SAPAROEA. 

A very fine and detailed black and white mid-19th century lithograph by Paulus Lauters (1806-1875) of the fort at Saparoea in the Moluccas from an original drawing by the C.W.M. Van de Velde (1817-1898), a Dutch naval officer and head of the Dutch Royal Hydrographer’s Office in Batavia and published by Frans Buffa and Sons of Amsterdam in 1844-45 in Gezigten uit Neerlands Indie, naar de natuur geteekend en beschreven, a very beautiful and luxurious illustrated work on Indonesia. The work, which is dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince Hendrick of the Netherlands, contains 50 numbered lithographs of Indonesia including 22 views and plates of Java, one view of the Ampanan Islands east of Java, 2 views of Timor, 10 views of the Moluccas, 7 views of the Celebes, 3 of Borneo, 2 of the Bintang Islands and 3 views of Padang, Sumatra. This is Plate No. 32.

Good condition; two small worm holes in the sky and two in the bottom right-hand margin;; cut very close along the bottom edge by the publisher’s note with some loss of text; measures 242 x 334 mm.

Purchase Code: P0073

Price: 550 USD

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