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[Balinese slave]
[Balinese slave] Une esclave balienne
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 310 x 200mm (11½ x 7¾").
Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. Visiting an estate near Batavia (modern Jakarta), de Bruyn writes: 'I drew two Baliers, who were slaves to Mr. Kastelein, with the dress they wore in this as well as in their own country. They fold part of their habit, which is usually made of striped stuff, round their waist to which they fasten it by one end, and suffer the rest to flow down to their feet. The upper part of their attire, which is of a different colour, covers their breast, and then descends to their knees. They generally have a handkerchief in their hand, and their hair is plaited into a point on the upper part of their head. Their arms and feet are naked'.
[Ref: 41202]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Balinese slave in riding costume]
[Balinese slave in riding costume] Une esclave balienne
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 310 x 200mm (11½ x 7¾").
Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. Visiting an estate near Batavia (modern Jakarta), de Bruyn writes: 'I drew two Baliers, who were slaves to Mr. Kastelein, with the dress they wore in this as well as in their own country ... the 203d plate represents them in the habit they wear on horseback; a black mantle being cast over their body, and their head covered with flowered linnen, and a red hat. They have likewise a handkerchief in their hand, on this as well as on other occasions'.
[Ref: 41203]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[The author granted an audience with the king of Banten]
[The author granted an audience with the king of Banten] Audience de l'Autheur auprès le Roy
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 230 x 320mm (9 x 12½") very large margins. Central fold as issued.
The Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1727) sat at table with the king or sultan of Banten, a sultanate centred on the city of the same name on the island of Java. Plate from Cornelis de Bruyn's 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. In his text de Bruyn gives a detailed account of his audience with the sultan, including the Dutch cheese he was given to eat, the king's concubines, his family, and his dwarfs, who are seen dancing in the print.
[Ref: 41195]   £240.00  
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[Savage from the south]
[Savage from the south] Homme Sauvage du Sud.
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 310 x 200mm (11½ x 7¾").
Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. While in Batavia (modern Jakarta), de Bruyn encounters 'four men, whom a ship, called the Pincon, had taken from the southern coast... who were permitted to enjoy their liberty.' He explains that the men had been brought to Batavia with the intention of teaching them the local language, and then to obtain from them an account of their native land, before sending them back and hoping that 'they might have an opportunity of representing the humanity of the company to their fellow natives, and to induce them to engage in a commerce with our nation'.
[Ref: 41204]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Jeesdagaes
Jeesdagaes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 290 x 190mm (11½ x 7½").
Views of a mountain village in modern-day Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. De Bruyn visited this village while travelling from Isfahan to Shiraz.
[Ref: 41199]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ruins of Persepolis]
[Ruins of Persepolis] Portiques a l'Ouest
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 285 x 385mm (11¼ x 15¼") very large margins. Central fold as issued.
Part of the ruins of Persepolis, also known as the 'Throne of Jamshid', located near Shiraz in modern Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. De Bruyn attached great significance to his visit to Persepolis, describing it in detail and including nuermous engravings in his publication.
[Ref: 41205]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Ruins of Persepolis.]
[Ruins of Persepolis.] Deux Portiques et les Deux Colomnes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 285 x 385mm (11¼ x 15¼"). Central fold as issued.
Part of the ruins of Persepolis, also known as the 'Throne of Jamshid', located near Shiraz in modern Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. De Bruyn attached great significance to his visit to Persepolis, describing it in detail and including numerous engravings in his publication.
[Ref: 41200]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Panoramic view of Shiraz]
[Panoramic view of Shiraz] Zji-Raes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 250 x 635mm (9¾ x 25"), very large margins. Folds as issued.
Panoramic view of Shiraz, now part of Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. At the time of de Bruyn's visit the city was in decline: he wrote in his text that 'most of the buildings of this city are in ruins, and the streets so narrow and dirty, that they are hardly passible in rainy seasons'. However, under the rule of Karim Khan Zand, who made the city his capital in 1762, Shiraz returned to prosperity.
[Ref: 41198]   £240.00  
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[Shiraz and surrounding countryside]
[Shiraz and surrounding countryside] Vue de la Campagne du Coté de Zji-Raes; Vue vers la ville Zji-Raes; Vue proche de la Porte de Zji-Raes
[after Cornelis de Bruyn, published c.1737]
Engraving, platemark 285 x 400mm (11¼ x 15¾"), large margins. Central fold as issued.
Views of Shiraz, now part of Iran. Plate from the Dutch artist and writer Cornelis de Bruyn's (1652-1727) 'Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and part of the East-Indies', as the 1737 English translation was titled. At the time of de Bruyn's visit the city was in decline: he wrote in his text that 'most of the buildings of this city are in ruins, and the streets so narrow and dirty, that they are hardly passible in rainy seasons'. However, under the rule of Karim Khan Zand, who made the city his capital in 1762, Shiraz returned to prosperity.
[Ref: 41197]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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