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Two Bali Girls Offering Framed

Two Bali Girls Offering, Card-board with coloured passe-partout, Framed, 345 mm width x 425 mm height,  IDR. 379.000

$ 27

Two Bali Girls Offering

Two Bali Girls Offering, Card-board with coloured passe-partout.  345 mm width x 425 mm height,  IDR. 279.000

$ 20

Tropical Birds c.1750

Reproduction of an attractive 1750 hand coloured copper engraving of 4 bird species: bird of paradise, black sicklebill bird of paradise, calao and tucan.

Size image: 19 cm x 24 cm

$ 11

Tree Java Landscape no 2 – Jan Poortenaar

Tree no 2 by Jan Poortenaar (1922)

size :  48,6 cm x 37,5 cm (S)  –   63,8 cm x 49 cm (M)  –  84,7 cm x 65 cm (L)

Printed on canvas – vinyl

$ 12

Tree Java Landscape no 1 – Jan Poortenaar

Tree no 1 by Jan Poortenaar (1922)

size :  48,6 cm x 37,5 cm (S)  –  63,8 cm x 49 cm (M)  –  84,7 cm x 65 cm (L)

Printed on canvas – vinyl

$ 12

Taprobana Insula c.1540

Taprobana as shown by the German geographer, cartographer and theologian Sebastian Munster. On some maps of the period Taprobana is depicted as Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and on others as the much larger island of Sumatra. In this particular instance Taprobana has the equator running through the southern part of the island and therefore cannot represent Ceylon which lies north of the equator. The position of the equator and the location to the south-west of ‘Pars Indiae’ suggests Sumatra Island. The name, shape and position of the island in the Indian ocean is derived from an earlier world map of Ptolemy contained in a 15th century (pre-1470) manuscript and represents a vestige of the mythical islands of Ptolemy’s land-locked Indian Ocean (Mare Indicum). The cartouche contains an old Gothic text referring to Taprobana and Sumatra and the commodities available on the island including pepper, one of the major spices produced in Sumatra. The map was probably published in Münster’s Geographia Universalis in 1540.

Size image: 34 cm x 25 cm


$ 36

Taman Fatahillah

Reproduction of a chromolithograph, after J.C. Rappard from M.T.H. Perelaer’s Nederlandsch-Indie Java Door De Buitenbezittingen published in Leiden in 1883. Shown is the Town Hall of Batavia. This building was the administrative headquarters of the Dutch East India Company and later of the Dutch Colonial Government. The current building was constructed in 1707 by the city government, replacing the former city hall built in 1627. Governor General Abraham van Riebeeck inaugurated it in 1710. As the city continue to expand southward, the building’s function as city hall (Dutch gemeentehuis) ended by 1913. Nowadays the Jakarta History Museum (Indonesian: Museum Sejarah Jakarta), also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum, uses this building.

Size image: 23 cm x 17 cm


$ 11

Sunda Strait c.1734

A New and Correct Chart of Part of the Island of Java From the West End to Batavia with the Streights of Sunda. 

Reproduction of a 18th century engraved sea chart of the coast of Western Java and the southern tip of Sumatra, originally published by John Thornton. The map includes details along the coast that suggest the firsthand surveying that went into its production. Soundings are given from harbor to harbor. Effort has been put into annotating points of interest along the coast, as well as some topographical features along the coastline. Twin flags illustrate the location of Batavia (Jakarta).

The map was featured in the 1734 edition of Mount & Page’s publication of the English Pilot, the Third Book, which was the definitive English-language sea chart book for the voyage to the East Indies when it was first introduced in the 17th century.

John Thornton (1614-1708) served as hydrographer to the Hudson Bay Company and East India Company. Thornton’s two major atlas works were the Atlas Maritimus and the English Pilot in four books. The maps in these books reflected the knowledge he garnered in his respective appointments.

This map is only available on high quality fine art bamboo paper.

$ 54

Sumatra c.1724

An early 18th century map of Sumatra and the southern part of the Malay peninsula in modern outline colour by Francois Valentyn is from his eight-volume history of the East Indies entitled Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien that was published in Amsterdam by Gerard Onder de Linden and the bookseller Joannes van Bram between 1724 and 1726. The work contained numerous charts of the major islands including this large map of Sumatra oriented with east at the top.

Size image: 51 cm x 60 cm (printed on canvas)

$ 40

Spice Island and the Indonesian Archipelago C.1598

Reproduction of the most valuable and rare maps of spice islands in Indonesia or East Indies engraved by Petrus Plancius. The map was originally collected and bounded by Jan Huygen van Linschoten in his book Itinerario, the first popular sailing guide to the ports and cities of the Portuguese trading empire in the Far East including the Spice Islands, China and Japan. This valuable and highly secret informations contained on the map could bring the death penalty in Portugal if made public at the end of the 16th century.

Size: 61 cm x 46 cm (S) – 80 cm x 60 cm (M) – 107 cm x 80 cm (L)

Printed on canvas – vinyl

$ 18

Southeast Asia c.1606

Reproduction of a rare early 17th century map of Southeast Asia and the East Indies by Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) who bought the plates of Mercator’s Atlas in 1604 and added 37 new maps to Mercator’s original number including this beautiful map of Southeast Asia and from 1606 published enlarged editions in Latin and French. These atlases entitled Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figure, are generally known as the Mercator/Hondius series. The map shows the whole region from the Malay Peninsula to New Guinea with the Spice Islands central, and is closely modelled on Petrus Plancius’ Insulae Moluccae published in Linschoten’s Itinerario ten years earlier. The geography of the East Indian Islands is no improvement on that of Linschoten and De Bry of a decade earlier. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, it is also noteworthy for being one of the few maps to show evidence of Francis Drake’s presence in Southeast Asia during his circumnavigation of the globe in 1577-80. Drake made a landfall on the southern coast of Java, probably in the vicinity of Cilacap and Hondius draws the little known southern coast as a dotted line, save for the presumed point of Drake’s supposed landing which is marked `Huc Franciscus Dra. Appulit (here Francis Drake landed).

size: 53 cm x 40 cm

$ 35

South East Asia c.1635

The famous early 17th century map of South-East Asia by the great Dutch cartographer William Blaeu. The original map was first published in the two-volume “Nieuwe Atlas” in 1635, showing India and Japan in the north, and New Guinea and partial sections of the coast of Australia in the south, with attractive cartouches for the title of this wonderful map. As the official cartographer to the VOC Blaeu had access to the most up-to-date information, although he is known to have supressed knowledge of Australia for thirty years. “one of the most detailed images of the sphere of operations and Asian trading empire of the Dutch East India Company”.

Size image: 40 cm x 49 cm

$ 36

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