C1753

Samboepo in Platte Grond.

Artist:

Rare c.18th view of the city of Fort Somba Opu (Makassarese Baruga Somba Opu, the Indonesian fortified commercial center of the Gowa Sultanate. Its ruins are located in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The fort was the centre of the Gowa … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Samboepo in Platte Grond.

Date:

C1753

Artist:

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

365mm 
x 285mm

Paper Size: 

455mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Samboepo in Platte Grond. - Antique View from 1753

Genuine antique
dated:

1753

Description:

Rare c.18th view of the city of Fort Somba Opu (Makassarese Baruga Somba Opu, the Indonesian fortified commercial center of the Gowa Sultanate. Its ruins are located in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The fort was the centre of the Gowa Sultanate in the c.16th until its destruction by the Dutch East India Company in 1669. The conquest of Somba Opu citadel was one of the most difficult campaigns the Company had ever undertaken in the East. The shows buildings, roads, rice fields and ships in the foreground.

Below map: Afbeeldinge van de Fortificatien en de Verdere Gelegentheden soo van de Beslooten Plaatsen en Wooningen des Konings van ma = Casser….. (translated, Depictions of the Fortifications and Further Occasions as well as the Private Places and Residences of the King of ma = Casser) Below the map is an index to points of interest.

From Valentyn, F. Oud en nieuw Oost-Indien ..

 

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3719486

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