Sumatra. Een Gezight te Padang. Vue Prise a Padang.
Uitgegeven by, Frans Buffa en Zonen te Amsterdam. [n.d. c.1846.]
Lithograph. Framed. Printed area: 340 x 290mm, (13˝ x 11Ľ"). Unexamined out of frame. Title area foxed.
View in the town of Padang the largest city in Sumatra, Indonesia. Since the 16th Century Padang was a centre for trade and in 1680s the Dutch founded an outpost there. Several European style houses are depicted alongside more traditional Indonesian style houses. Charles William Meredith van de Velde (1818-98), was a sailor, doctor and watercolourist. From "Gezigten uit Nečrlands Indië, naar de natuur geteekend en beschreven", of which the drawings were made when Van de Velde was a midshipman on the ZM Triton and later when he was working in Batavia for the Commission for the Improvement of Maps and Charts of Indonesia.
[Ref: 35208] £260.00