This print shows the shipwreck of steamship Willem I and the stranded passengers on coralplate Lucipara, in the close proximity of Ambon, Molukken. We see the people, some of the cargo and a tiny shed they have build.
Made by Anonymous after own design.
Medium: Crayon style lithograph on wove (vellin) paper.
Sheet size: 41 x 30.5 cm (16.14 x 12.01 inch). Image size: 31.5 x 24.8 cm. (12.4 x 9.76 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Stains in margin. Fold in lower margin and lower corners. Creases. Smudges on reverse. Thin printed text. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
SHIPWRECK-STEAMSHIP WILLEM I- NETHERLANDS-LUCIPARA-AMBON-STRANDED PASSENGERS-ROUGH SEA | RBOS-T.27-LARGE
This attractive print was published by J. Vurtheim, Amsterdam, 1837. Rare.