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.Â 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. â€˜s-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 â€¦.. 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 'Chinese Punishment of the Rack'.Â Print of Chinese punishment of the rack. TheÂ rackÂ is a torture device consisting of a rectangular, usually wooden frame.Â This print originates from 'The Chinese Empire: historical and descriptive. Illustrating the manners and customs of the Chinese,in a series of steel engravings, from original sketches' by T. Allom
Artists and Engravers:Â Thomas AllomÂ (1804â€“1872) was an English architect, artist, and illustrator, who published books on his travels from Europe to the Middle East and throughout Asia.
- Date: 1859
- Overall size: 27 x 19.5 cm.
- Image size: 23 x 16 cm.
- Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
Description:Â Antique map titled 'India quae Orientalis dicitur et Insulae Adiacentes'. BeautifulÂ map of Southeast Asia, extending from India to Tibet to Japan to New Guinea.Â It was the first popular map to depict part of Australia. Includes aÂ dedicational cartouche to Laurens Real.
Artists and Engravers:Â 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,Â Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sive, Atlas novus.Â Willem died in 1638. He had two sons, Cornelis (1610-1648) and Joan (1596-1673). Joan trained as a lawyer, but joined his fatherâ€™s business rather than practice. After his fatherâ€™s death, the brothers took over their fatherâ€™s 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 fatherâ€™sÂ Atlas novus,Â eventually releasing his masterpiece, theÂ Atlas maior,Â 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.