C1842

Rade de Macassar (Iles Celebes) [Sulawesi]

Superb lithograph of the port of Makassar, the capital of present day South Sulawesi, Indonesia, made when Dumont D’Urville visited the town. The first European settlers were Portuguese sailors and upon reaching Sulawesi in 1511, they found Makassar a thriving … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Rade de Macassar (Iles Celebes) [Sulawesi]

Date:

C1842

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with one tint

Image Size: 

403mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
Rade de Macassar (Iles Celebes) [Sulawesi] - Antique View from 1842

Genuine antique
dated:

1842

Description:

Superb lithograph of the port of Makassar, the capital of present day South Sulawesi, Indonesia, made when Dumont D’Urville visited the town.

The first European settlers were Portuguese sailors and upon reaching Sulawesi in 1511, they found Makassar a thriving town where Chinese, Arabs, Indians, Siamese, Javanese, and Malays were free to trade their manufactured metal goods and textiles for pearls, gold, copper, camphor and spices. Nutmeg, cloves and mace were imported from the interior and the neighbouring Spice Islands of Maluku. By the 16th century, Makassar had become Sulawesi’s major port and centre of the powerful Gowa and Tallo sultanates, who held between them a series of eleven fortresses and strongholds plus a fortified sea wall which extended along the coast.

Louis Le Breton (1818 - 1866)

Louis Le Breton (1818-1866) Breton was French marine artist and was the official artist on board the voyage of exploration under the command of Dumont D'Urville. From 1847 he devoted himself mainly to depicting marine subjects for the French Navy.

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