Engraving. 305 x 360mm, 12 x 14¼". Creased with splits as normal.
A view of the 'Spin House' (Dutch, literally 'Spider House'), a workhouse for prostitutes in Batavia, one of many around the Dutch East Indies. It is an illustration from the English edition of Johann Nieuhof's 'Voyages and travels, into Brasil, and the East-Indies', published by John Ogilby with the plates of the original Dutch edition, with some re-engraving of text.
[Ref: 18791] £220.00