C1729

Macasar Capitaledu Roiaume de meme nom.

Superb C18th view of Makassar the important trading centre of eastern Indonesia which became one of the largest cities in island Southeast Asia.  The Makassarese kings maintained a strict policy of free trade, insisting on the right of any visitor to … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Macasar Capitaledu Roiaume de meme nom.

Date:

C1729

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
Macasar Capitaledu Roiaume de meme nom. - Antique Print from 1729

Genuine antique
dated:

1729

Description:

Superb C18th view of Makassar the important trading centre of eastern Indonesia which became one of the largest cities in island Southeast Asia. 

The Makassarese kings maintained a strict policy of free trade, insisting on the right of any visitor to do business in the city and rejecting the attempts of the Dutch to establish a monopoly over the city. Furthermore, tolerant religious attitudes meant that even as Islam became the dominant faith in the region, Christians and others were still able to trade in the city. With these attractions, Makassar was a key center for Malays working in the Spice Islands trade, as well as a valuable base for European and Arab traders from much further afield. The importance of Makassar declined as the Dutch became more powerful in the region and were better able to enforce the monopoly over the spice trade that they desired. In 1667 the Dutch, allied with the Bugis Prince Arung Palakka, invaded and captured Makassar, eliminating its role as an independent trading center. 

From: Pierre Vander AA, La galerie agreable du monde.’

Pierre Vander Aa (1659 - 1733)

Apprenticed at the age of 9, Vander AA began his career at Lieden in 1683 as a Latin trade publisher, publishing classical texts pertaining to medicine and science. His publications include; Naaukeurige versamling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen 1706, Atlas Nouveau 1710, and Galerie Agreable du Mond.

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