De Stad Macao. – This scarce original antique print shows the city of Macao/Macau from Lappa Island showing the defences, the forts, churches and convents: including Fort de Baare, Bon Parto, Fort St Paulo (Monte Fort). Churches and convents including, St Layrentio, St Angostino, de Seo (Cathedral), St Domingo, St Francisco, Cloister St Paulo, St Pedro, St Joan, St Antoni, St Lazaro and Nossa Senora de Gia. Also indicated is Shineesches Pagode (Chinese pagoda) – Ama Temple.

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De Stad Macao.

Copperplate engraving/etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 42 x 31,2 cm. Image size: 36 x 27,3 cm.

From the monumental work by François Valentyn: “Oud en nieuw Oost-Indiën, vervattende een naaukeurige en uitvoerige verhandelinge van Nederlands mogentheyd in die gewesten”. Dordrecht/Amsterdam: J. van Braam en G. onder de Linden, 1724/1726. (Transl.: Old and new East-Indies, including an accurate and extensive description of Dutch / VOC controlled territories.)

Made by an anonymous engraver after Francois Valentijn / VOC sources.

Condition: Good, given age. Minor paper separation lower right fold, backed by acid free paper. Lower left margin reinforced. Minor browning of paper in the bottom margin right and lower left margin. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 42 × 42 × 1 cm


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