C1669

A Sea Hogg, Amboina Fish…

A Sea Hogg, Amboina Fish, Stone Bream, The Indian Herring, The Bald peat, The Dung Fish. Very rare engraving from the original edition of Johan Nieuhof’s, Gedenkweerdige Brasiliaense Zee en Lantreize. 

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S/N: FIS-1669-NIEU-347–214899
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Full Title:

A Sea Hogg, Amboina Fish…

Date:

C1669

Condition:

In good condition. Folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 295mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Sea Hogg, Amboina Fish... - Antique Print from 1669

Genuine antique
dated:

1669

Description:

A Sea Hogg, Amboina Fish, Stone Bream, The Indian Herring, The Bald peat, The Dung Fish.

Very rare engraving from the original edition of Johan Nieuhof’s, Gedenkweerdige Brasiliaense Zee en Lantreize.
 

Johan Nieuhof (1618 - 1672)

Nieuhof worked for the VOC (Dutch East India Company) 1660 -1667 in India, Ceylon and Batavia until 1670. The VOC unsuccessfully tried to break the Portuguese monopoly on trade to Macau so they sent four embassies to Beijing between 1655 and 1685. As purser of the VOC-embassy to Peking Johan Nieuhof in 1655 had special instructions to observe all "farms, towns, palaces, rivers, ..." that he might pass by, drawing them "in straight form and figure". The pictures from these reports encouraged chinoiserie, which became especially popular in the 18th century.

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