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Antique Print of Amboina by Van der Aa (c.1725)

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Description: Antique print titled ‘Ville d’Amboine, capitale des Iles Molucques.’ This view shows Amboina, the capital of the Molucca Islands, Indonesia. In the foreground several VOC and local ships. This print originates from the very scarse: ‘La galerie agreable du monde. Tome premier des Indes Orientales.’, published by P. van der Aa, Leyden, circa 1725. 

Artists and Engravers: Pieter van der Aa (Leiden 1659-1733) was a Dutch publisher best known for preparing maps and atlases. The Galerie Agreable contains plates and maps by the best Dutch engravers: Luiken, Goeree, Mulder, Stoopendaal, ao.

  • Date: c.1725
  • Overall size: 49 x 38 cm.
  • Image size: 35 x 27.5 cm.
  • Condition: Fair, age-related toning and occasional light staining from handling. Paper edge uncut and thus irregular. Original middle fold as issued. Slight paper separation in lower middle fold, backed, not effecting image. Please study image carefully.

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