Antique print Javanese Wedding titled ‘QVA SOLENNITATE NV-/PTIAE IN CHRISSE IAVA MAIORE IN-/fula inchoentur’.
A rare early 17th century black and white print of Javanese wedding by the German engraver and bookseller Theodore De Bry who, in 1598, published the Peregrinationum in Indiam Oriental et Indiam Occidentales, a book of early 16th century voyages and travels. There are two distinct series: the first, the Grand Voyages, published in 1590 covering North and South America, and so-called because its pages are taller and wider than the second, which is called the Petits Voyages – published in 1598 and covering the travels in the East Indies and arctic regions. This print is probably derived from the 1613 Latin edition of the Petits Voyages.
Good overall condition apart from some slight paper discolouring around the edges of the print and a 3 cm cut along the bottom right-hand margin,
Purchase Code: P0195