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Exhibition Semarang 1914

Poster by Dutch artist Albert Pieter Hahn advertising the colonial exhibition in Semarang in 1914. The exhibition in 1914 was the biggest art event ever held in Indonesia and was even included as one of the 10 World Expo’s (World Fair). The image depicts a Javanese bride wearing traditional costume.

size image: 41 cm x 64 cm (M) or 76 cm x 115 cm (L, on canvas)

Rp 500,000

Greater Bird of Paradise, Bearded Barbet, Motmot

Decorative and colourful early 19th century print of three different bird species.

Der Grosse Paradiesvogel Paradisen Apoda (Greater bird-of-paradise, male)
The greater bird-of-paradise is distributed to lowland and hill forests of southwest New Guinea and Aru Islands, Indonesia. The diet consists mainly of fruits, seeds and small insects.

Der Brasiliensische Sager Momotus Brassiliensis (Motmot)
The motmots or Momotidae are a family of birds in the near passerine order Coraciiformes, which also includes the kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers. All extantmotmots are restricted to woodland or forest in the Neotropics, and the largest diversity is in Middle America.

Der Barbikan Bucco Dubius (Bearded Barbet)
The bearded barbet is an African barbet. Barbets and toucans are a group of near passerine birds with a worldwide tropical distribution. The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills.The bearded barbet is a common resident breeder in tropical west Africa.

size image: 34 cm x 28 cm

Rp 225,000

Balinese Dancer

Rp 500,000

Balinese Dancer

Highly decorative movie poster of the 1937 German movie “Die Insel der Dämonen” (Island of demons) by Franz Würbel.

size image: 44 cm x 69 cm (M) or 75 cm x 115 cm (L, on canvas)

Rp 500,000

Greater Bird of Paradise

A fine reprint of the Greater Bird of Paradise by Eduard Travies, one of the greatest ornithological artists of the 19th century, published in his finest work ‘Les Oiseaux Les Plus Remarquables. ’The Great Bird of Paradise is the largest most spectacular member of a family of 40 species grouped under the name Paradiseidae.

size image: 51 cm x 38 cm

Rp 480,000

Balinese Girl in Aquatint A

1947 etching of a Balinese girl by Dutch artist Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981).

size image: 18 cm x 25 cm

Rp 225,000

Balinese Girl in Aquatint B

1947 etching of a Balinese girl by Dutch artist Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981).

size image: 18 cm x 25 cm

Rp 225,000

2 sheet Java Sea Chart c.1720

This attractive map of Java and Madura by Gerard van Keulen was originally published around 1720 in part V of ‘Zee-Fakkel’, the beautiful Dutch pilot guide to navigation in the East Indies and the Malay archipelago. The map contains hundreds of soundings of the sea around Java.

This map consists of two separate sheets (framed in one frame). Available in luxury framing (small inner frames, cloth and an outer frame) or normal framing.

size images: 46 cm x 40 cm

Rp 950,000

3 sheet Java map c.1818

Rp 1,750,000

3 sheet Java map c.1818

Attractive early 19th century (1818) Dutch map of Java, originally by JS van den Bosch (1780 – 1844), Major General, Knight of the 3rd Class of the Military William Order. Engraved by J. C Visser and produced by the Brothers van Cleef of the Hague and Amsterdam. One of 12 maps from Atlas van Overzeesche bezittingen [Atlas of Oversea Possessions] 1818.

This map is only available on high quality fine art bamboo paper.

Rp 1,750,000

7 sheet Java Map c.1724

Rp 1,750,000

7 sheet Java Map c.1724

‘NIEUWE EN ZEER NAAUKEURIGE KAART VAN T EYLAND JAVA MAJOR OF GROOT JAVA’ (‘New and very accurate map of the island Java Major or Big Java’). This large size map of Java by Francois Valentyn was originally published in Amsterdam in the ‘Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien’ between 1724 and 1726. The original map of Java consisted of 7 separate maps which featured in the book ‘Beschrijvingen van Groot Djava of te Java Major’ (‘Descriptions of Big Java or Java Major’). From west to east the map shows ‘T Koninkrijk Bantam (the Kingdom of Bantam), ‘T Koninkrijk Jakarta, ‘T Koninkrijk Tsjeribon, De Landen van Mataram (The Countries of Mataram), De Landen van Panaraga , Kadoenwang (The countries of Panaraga, Kadoenwang), ‘t Eyland Madura, ‘t Prinsendom Soerabaja en Passaroewan (The Island Madura, the Princedom Soerabaja and Passaroewan) and ‘T Vorstendom of Landschap Balamboang (the Principality/Princedom or Landscape Balamboang). The map has soundings around the whole coastline of Java and a lot of information on land-use, topography and settlements in early 18th century Java.

This map consists of seven seperate sheets. The framed price includes luxury framing (inner frames around the individual sheets, cloth and a large frame).

Size images: 26 cm x 46 xm (7x)

Rp 1,750,000

A New Chart of the Java Sea c.1794

This is an edited reproduction of a map originally published in 1794 by Laurie and Whittle of London in ‘The East India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator, on One Hundred and Eighteen Plates: Containing a Complete Collection of Charts and Plans’. In line with other sea charts of this period there is very little information about the inland areas. For merchants the seas and coastal cities were all that mattered.

Size image: 34 cm x 93 cm

Rp 650,000

Balinese Girl in Aquatint A

1947 etching of a Balinese girl by Dutch artist Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981).

size image: 18 cm x 25 cm

Rp 225,000

Balinese Girl in Aquatint B

1947 etching of a Balinese girl by Dutch artist Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981).

size image: 18 cm x 25 cm

Rp 225,000

Batavia Massacre c.1740

An interesting and one of the few prints that show Batavia how it looked like in the mid-18th century. The Dutch  rulers followed the Dutch architactel way of building the houses, roads and canals. The only different was that in Batavia the build sunshades on they buildings. Showing in the print the terrible massacre of the Chinese that occurred in Batavia October 9th 1740, engraved by Adrian van der Laan of Amsterdam. The print shows Dutch troops firing cannon into Chinese houses on the banks of Kali Besar, slaughtering people as they fled their burning homes and waiting in boats to kill those that sought escape in the river; it is estimated that some 10,000 Chinese were killed. The massacre was prompted by tales of Chinese atrocities following the death of 50 Dutch soldiers at the hands of enraged Chinese sugar plantation workers who were protesting about Government repression and the declining sugar prices. This dramatic event is considered as the end of the Dutch golden age.

Size image: 39 cm x 53 cm

 

Rp 480,000

Borobudur

Rp 150,000

Borobudur

Reproduction of a chromolithograph of Borobudur temple complex in Central Java, after J.C. Rappard from M.T.H. Perelaer’s Nederlandsch-Indie Java Door De Buitenbezittingen published in Leiden in 1883. The last quarter of the 19th century was a period when colour printing was becoming a mechanical process, and book illustration was becoming increasingly reliant on photomechanical methods of production. A work which provides striking evidence of these changes is W.A. van Rees and M.T.H. Perelaer’s Nederlandsch-Indie, which was first published in four folio volumes by A.W. Sijthoff, Leiden between 1881 and 1883, with 103 chromolithograph plates mounted on very heavy paper after drawings by Jhr. J.C. Rappard, who served as a military officer in Indonesia for thirty years between 1842 and 1872. What makes this otherwise undistinguished work one of interest in the history of Indonesian illustration is not so much that the plates reflect the insipid character of chromolithography of the period, but that they are after drawings executed not directly from nature in Indonesia, but in Leiden from photographs. From such an uninspiring source it is hardly surprising that the plates are dull and lifeless, typical of the photomechanical age of printing which was now beginning, and which eventually led to the photographer replacing both the artist and artist-engraver as the principal agent of book illustration.

Size image: 23 cm x 17 cm

 

Rp 150,000

Air France World Map c.1938

Double hemisphere world map by Lucien Boucher showing Air France flying routes in the late 1940s.

size image: 64 cm x 39 cm (M) or 108 cm x 66 cm (L, printed on canvas)

Rp 480,000

Bali Hotel Denpasar

Rp 500,000

Bali Hotel Denpasar

The first step of organized tourism in Balinese history was made in 1924 when the Koninklijke Paketvaart-Maatschappij (KPM) established a weekly steamship route between Bali and Batavia (Jakarta), Singapore, Semarang, Surabaya and Makassar. The first tourists were from the Dutch colonial administration. The schedule was that the passengers disembarked on a Friday morning, made a round trip on the island by car and left on Sunday. They slept on the ship or in rest houses. Four years later, in 1928, the first international hotel in Bali was opened by the Dutch shipping company KPM: the Bali Hotel in downtown Denpasar, built on the site of the 1906 Badung puputan. Today the hotel still exists, holding a different name: Inna Bali Hotel.

size image: 44 cm x 69 cm

 

Rp 500,000

Bali Poster

Rp 500,000

Bali Poster

Highly decorative Bali poster, based on the original Bali Hotel poster by Willem Gerard Hofker.

size image: 44 cm x 69 cm

 

Rp 500,000

Balinese Dancer

Rp 500,000

Balinese Dancer

Highly decorative movie poster of the 1937 German movie “Die Insel der Dämonen” (Island of demons) by Franz Würbel.

size image: 44 cm x 69 cm (M) or 75 cm x 115 cm (L, on canvas)

Rp 500,000

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