The Effigies of Mr. Jno. Nieuhoff

Method Copper engraving
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [London. Churchill. c. 1740.]
Dimensions Image 250 x 163 mm, Sheet 352 x 218 mm
Notes A detailed half-length portrait of Johan Nieuhof, with his right arm leaning on a table in the foreground, clutching a rolled drawing. A curtained window behind looks out at a sailing ship in rough waters. Although by an unknown engraver, this engraving appears to be a slightly cruder and enlarged copy of a portrait engraved by Johannes Lingelbach. Frontispiece to 'The Effigies of Mr Nieuhoff' published in Churchill's 'A Collection of Voyages and Travels'

Johan Nieuhof (1618-1672) was one of the most important and prolific Dutch travel writers of the seventeenth century. His travels, as part of expeditions led by the Dutch West and East Indies Companies took him to Brazil, the Philippines, China, Batavia, Ceylon, India, Madagascar, Mauritius, and many other parts of the Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish maritime empires. His lasting legacy is an account of an embassy to China, in which he took part on behalf of the VOC, and which became the basis for almost all subsequent European travel narratives about China and its customs, history, politics, and flora and fauna.

National Maritime Museum PAD2585

Condition: Good impression with full margins. Tears to left hand margin, not affecting plate or image.
Framing unmounted
Price £80.00
Stock ID 44547