Antique Map Banda Islands titled ‘KAART DER Bandasche EILANDEN’.
Attractive early 19th century coloured Dutch map of the Banda Islands, the only source of nutmeg and mace in the world up to the end of the 18th century.¬† Engraved by Cornelis van Baarsel (1761-1826) and son (William Cornelis van Baarsel 1791-1854) with coastal view engraved by A.L. Zeelandeer published in the atlas that was part of the publicationNederlandsche bezittingen in Azie, America en Africa: wijsgerig, staathuishoudkundig en geographisch beschouwd met eenen altas van kaarten. ‚Äės-Hage en Amsterdam : de Gebroeders van Cleef, 1818 by Baron Johannes (Jan) van den Bosch (1780-1844) of The Hague and Batavia. The atlas consisted of 12 maps of Dutch overseas colonies including nine of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), one of Surinam, one of Curacao and one of Guinea. Two editions of Atlas der Overzeesche Bezittingen ‚Ä¶.. were published by Gebroeders van Cleef in Amsterdam between 1817 and 1818 in Dutch. This was the first atlas to cover the Dutch East Indies after the territories were handed back to the Dutch following the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815 and the end of the British administration of Java under Stamford Raffles in 1816. Map No. VIII.
Excellent condition; measures 362 X 510 mm.
19.800.000 IDR incl. frame
1.100,00 Euro incl. frame
1.250,00 USD incl. frame
Description: Antique print titled 'Avis pugnax mas'. Old bird print of the male ruff bird¬†(Calidris pugnax), amedium-sized¬†wading bird¬†that breeds in¬†marshes¬†and wet¬†meadows¬†across northern¬†Eurasia¬†. This highly¬†gregarious¬†sandpiper¬†is¬†migratory¬†and sometimes forms huge flocks in its winter grounds, which include southern and western Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia. This print originates from 'The Natural History of Birds' by E. Albin. This is the rarest and most highly prized of Albin‚Äôs works as it was hand coloured entirely by Albin and his daughter, Elizabeth. There were only 89 sets published.¬†
Artists and Engravers: Eleazar¬†Albin was a German professional painter who settled in England in 1707, where he married and raised a family, changing his name from Weiss to Albin. He illustrated works on insects and spiders, earning his living by making watercolors of the collections of wealthy patrons, including Sir Hans Sloane, whose collection founded the British Museum. His work on birds was done late in his life & was the first large English work on ornithology, hand-colored by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth & published initially in London from 1731-1738.
- Date: c.1738
- Overall size: 22 x 29 cm.
- Image size: 21 x 24 cm.
- Condition: Good, original/contemporary hand coloring. Minor foxing, general age-related toning. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
Description:¬†Antique map titled 'India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes'. Beautiful¬†map of Southeast Asia, extending from India to Tibet to Japan to New Guinea.¬†It was the first popular map to depict part of Australia. Includes a¬†dedicational cartouche to Laurens Real.
Artists and Engravers:¬†Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was a prominent Dutch geographer and publisher. Born the son of a herring merchant, Blaeu chose not fish but mathematics and astronomy for his focus. He studied with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, with whom he honed his instrument and globe making skills. Blaeu set up shop in Amsterdam, where he sold instruments and globes, published maps, and edited the works of intellectuals like Descartes and Hugo Grotius. In 1635, he released his atlas,¬†Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas novus.¬†Willem died in 1638. He had two sons, Cornelis (1610-1648) and Joan (1596-1673). Joan trained as a lawyer, but joined his father‚Äôs business rather than practice. After his father‚Äôs death, the brothers took over their father‚Äôs shop and Joan took on his work as hydrographer to the Dutch East India Company. Later in life, Joan would modify and greatly expand his father‚Äôs¬†Atlas novus,¬†eventually releasing his masterpiece, the¬†Atlas maior,¬†between 1662 and 1672.
- Date: c.1640
- Overall size: 60 x 49.5 cm.
- Image size: 50.5 x 41 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Repair on folding line and repaired tear near Borneo. Few stains, mainly in margins. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.
Description: Antique print titled 'Turdus, junco, minor'. This print depicts the Eurasian reed warbler with nest and eggs (Dutch: kleine karekiet).¬†The Eurasian reed warbler, or just reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds across Europe into temperate western Asia. It is migratory, wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.
This print originates from 'Nederlandsche Vogelen; volgens hunne huisdouding, aert, en eigenschappen beschreeven', Amsterdam, 1770-1829 by C. Nozeman, M. Houttuyn and J.C. Sepp. This is the most important and first study in the Netherlands of ornithology at that time. The birds are depicted as they are in life, said to be depicted close to life sized and in their environment.
Original text page included.
Artists and engravers:¬†This monumental work is associated with Christiaan Andreas Sepp, Jan Christiaan Sepp, Jan Sepp, Cornelis Nozeman, Martinus Houttuyn and Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
- Date: 1789
- Overall size: 37 x 53 cm.
- Image size: 27.8 x 41.6 cm.
- Condition: Very good. General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
Description: Antique print titled 'S√ľd-Asiatische Thiere'. Engraving of various animals of Southeast Asia including the tailor bird, cockatoo, a goose, hornbill, bird of paradise, a bengal tiger and a leopard species. Source unknown, to be determined.¬†
Artists and Engravers: Anonymous.
- Date: c.1860
- Overall size: 19 x 25 cm.
- Image size: 18 x 23 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Some wear and soiling, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
Description:¬†Antique map East Asia titled 'Stanford's Map of Eastern China, Japan and Korea'. Beautiful folding map of the east coast of China, Japan and Korea. With an inset map of Korea.¬†
Artists and Engravers:¬†Published by E. Stanford, London.¬†
- Date: 1898
- Overall size: 56 x 68 cm.
- Image size: 50.5 x 62 cm.
- Condition: Great condition, with original publisher's yellow advertisements at endpapers. Folding into original blue covers. Please study image carefully.
Description: Antique map Europe and Asia titled¬†'Geographie du moyen age'. This original antique map originates from 'Atlas de la Geographie Universelle ou Description de toutes les parties du monde sur un plan nouveau d'apres les grandes divisions naturelles du globe' by Malte-Brun, revised by J.J. N. Huot, printed in 1847, Paris.
Artists and Engravers: Conrad Malte-Brun (1755 - 1826), born Malthe Conrad Bruun, was a Danish-French geographer and journalist. His second son, Victor Adolphe Malte-Brun, was also a geographer.
- Date: 1847
- PartNumber: 218
- Storage Location: (BG) A12-37