Antique Print Bamboo Forest Celebes titled ‘HANGENDE BAMBOEZEN BRUG. PONT SUSPENDU DE BAMBOU’.
A very fine and detailed mid-19th century lithograph by Paulus Lauters (1806-1875) of a bamboo suspension bridge hanging between magnificent forest trees in Celebes (Sulawesi) from the main road 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. 40.
Purchase Code: P0081