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Loading Dock in Batavia, 1844

Loading Dock in Batavia ( Van der Velde 1844 )

Java. 4.   DE AANLEG PLAATS DER SLOEPEN TE BATAVIA.  DÉBARCADÈRE A BATAVIA.

A very fine and detailed mid-19th century lithograph by Paulus Lauters (1806-1875) of a ship loading dock in Batavia 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. 4.

(There are more Van der Velde lithograph prints in our collection, contact us if the lithograph you’re looking for is not on our website)

Good condition overall, two small worm holes in right-hand margin outside the lithograph; one professionally repaired worm hole in the sky, measures 240 x 336 mm.

Purchase code: P0052/AABI

Price: 550 USD

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