‘Fanar nel’ Arcipelago.’
Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 29 x 17 cm. (11,4 x 6,7 inch). Image size: 26,6 x 10,5 cm. (10,5 x 4,1 inch).
This print originates from a rare edition of: ‘Korte beschryvinghe, ende aenwysinghe der plaetsen in desen boeck …’ (or other ed. French ed. titled: ‘Briefve Description, et Demonstration Des Places Et Villes Continuees En Ce Livre.’), by Gaspar Bouttats, published by Jacques Peeters in Antwerp, ca 1685. This is a collection of a varying amount of prints relating to the Great Turkish war (1667-1683), published in various languages. Ref: Hollstein 64, third state of 3.
Made by ‘Lucas Vorsterman II’ after ‘Jan Peeters’. Lucas Vorsterman II / the younger (1624-c.1670) was a Flemish engraver, son of Lucas Vorsterman I. Gaspar Bouttats (Flemish, 1625-1695). Publisher: Jacob Peeters (1637-1695). Ioan / Johan Nieuhof (1617-1672), wrote a travel journal and made many drawings of Chinese buildings, animals, plants, towns, rivers, landscapes, people and their costumes.
Condition: Very good, given age. Faint smudges in the margin, brownish in the edges, two holes on left margin, extra piece of paper on the right. A child’s pencil drawing on the reverse. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.