Antique Print of Bantam by Van der Aa (c.1725)



Description: Antique print titled ‘La Ville de Bantam capitale du Roiaume de meme nom’. A bird’s eye view of the city Banten or Bantam near the western end of Java in Indonesia. Several tall ships and smaller nautical vessels in the harbour. This print originates from the very scarse: La Galerie Agréable du Monde ( ). , published by P. van der Aa, in Leiden, c. 1725.

Artists and Engravers: Pieter van der Aa Pieter van der Aa (Leiden 1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases. The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, Aldert Meijer, Romeyn de Hooghe, ao.

  • Date: c.1725
  • Overall size: 41 x 30.5 cm.
  • Image size: 35.5 x 27.8 cm.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Margins cropped to the platemark. Attached to carrier sheet. Margins of the carrier faintly discoloured and the top edge warped. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: PCT-50253