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Resident’s House in Serang, Bantam c.1844

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Resident’s House in Serang, Bantam c.1844

Java.  10.   HET RESIDENTIE-HUIS TE SERANG.    MAISON DU RESIDENT À SERANG, 

A very fine and detailed black and white mid-19th century lithograph by Paulus Lauters (1806-1875) of the Resident’s House in Bantam, Serang from an original drawing by the C.W.M. Van de Velde (1817-1898), a Dutch naval officer and head of the Dutch Royal Hydrographer’s Office in Batavia and published by Frans Buffa and Sons of Amsterdam in 1844-45 in Gezigten uit Neerlands Indie, naar de natuur geteekend en beschreven, a very beautiful and luxurious illustrated work on Indonesia. The work, which is dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince Hendrick of the Netherlands, contains 50 numbered lithographs of Indonesia including 22 views and plates of Java, one view of the Ampanan Islands east of Java, 2 views of Timor, 10 views of the Moluccas, 7 views of the Celebes, 3 of Borneo, 2 of the Bintang Islands and 3 views of Padang, Sumatra. This is Plate No. 10.

Good condition overall; two small worm holes in bottom right-hand margin outside the lithograph, one worm hole in the sky and two small tears repaired with archival tape in top margin outside area of lithograph; publishers details at bottom of print cut off and some damage to italic text  – Residence du Bantam; measures 236 x 328 mm.

Purchase Code: P0056

Price: 550 USD

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