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 '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 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 world map titled 'De Werelt Caart'. Double hemisphere world map showing Australia as¬†Niew Hollandt¬†and according to the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages in 1642-44. California as an island and the north west coast of America is named¬†Terra Esonis.¬†In Asia, Korea is a elongated peninsula. The two main hemispheres are surrounded by six smaller spherical sections, two covering the polar surfaces of the earth, two showing astronomical measurements relative to the earth, one featuring a geocentric view of the solar system and the other representing the Sun and its relationship with both the Earth and the Moon showing how eclipses are produced. Originates from a Dutch bible.¬†
Artists and Engravers:¬†Made by or after C. Danckerts.¬†
- Date: c.1720
- Overall size: 54.5 x 41 cm.
- Image size: 51.5 x 36.5 cm.
- Condition: Very good, original/contemporary hand coloring. Dutch text on verso, please study image carefully.
Description: Antique print titled 'Motacilla, Flava'. This print depicts the Western yellow wagtail with nest and eggs (Dutch: gele kwikstaart). The western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava) is a small passerine in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of temperate Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder parts of its range, such as western Europe, but northern and eastern populations migrate to Africa and south Asia.
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.