Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: This rare original old antique print originates from the book:'Gedenkweerdige Brasiliaense Zee en Lantreize... By Johan Nieuhof, published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam, 1682. First and only Dutch edition. Later amended English edition published by Churchill in 1744.
Johan Nieuhof was born in Uelsen, Germany, of which his father (originally from Zwolle) was mayor. Nieuhof left for Brazil in 1640 as a reserve officer-candidate - from then on, barring two short family visits in 1658 and 1671, he spent all the rest of his life abroad.
After an adventurous career in the service of the Dutch East India Company (or VOC) - between 1660 and 1667 he occupied posts in India and on Ceylon - he then lived in Batavia until 1670. He then disappeared without trace on Madagascar, traveling in a sloop from which he had landed to seek drinking water. The engravings are made after Nieuhoff's drawings.Subject: Plate:'De Kerck Valley'. This plate shows a view of the Church Valley on the island of Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean. Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 20 x 31.5 cm. The image size is ca.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 7.9 x 12.4 inch. 6.3 x 5.1 inch.
Medium: Copperplate etching and engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Watermark present, but not visible on every sheet. ThePrintsCollector Peter Cornelissen, Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Zeeland - The Netherlands. We guarantee our items to be genuine original.
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