Antique Print of various Fruit of Asia by De Bruyn (1711)



Description: Antique print titled ‘Kakauw Vrugt – Nam nam Boom – Chineesche Sitroen – Jaka of Soursacke – Blim bing Boom’. Original antique print showing several fruits from Asia; Cacao, Cynometra cauliflora or Namu-namu, Chinese lemon, Soursop and Averrhoa bilimbi (commonly known as bilimbi, cucumber tree, or tree sorrel). This print originates from ‘Cornelis de Bruins Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie (..)’.


Artists and Engravers: Published by Willem & David Goeree. Cornelis de Bruijn (also spelled Cornelius de Bruyn, (1652 – 1726) was a Dutch artist and traveler. He made two large tours and published illustrated books with his observations of people, buildings, plants and animals. Best known as a landscape artist, Le Bruyn travelled widely from a young age to Vienna, on to Rome then to Smyrna, Constantinople, Egypt, Jerusalem, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. Everywhere he went Le Bruyn depicted the scenes around him, he was especially interested in places of antiquity or historic interest, and his are the first images of the interior of a pyramid and Jerusalem to be widely available to Westerners. After an eight-year stay in Venice, Le Bruyn returned to The Hague in 1693 to publish this first book. From 1701 he started a second journey into Russia, Persia

  • Date: 1711
  • Overall size: 41.3 x 39 cm.
  • Image size: 29 x 28.5 cm.
  • Condition: Good, given age. A few soft creases. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code : PCT-62968
  • Price : 174,5 Euro / 209 USD / 2.995.000 IDR