INDIGENOUS WEAPONS: Original 19th Century Tinted Lithograph Print.
Arnhem, Gouda Quint, 1881. Fine original 19th century tinted lithograph. Image size ca. 160 mm X 220 mm. Paper size ca. 240 mm X 315 mm. Artists' and Publisher's names printed below image. In overall very good condition. (Spots, mostly in margin; miniature triangular stamp just touching image area.)
¶ Uncommon depiction, beautifully decorative, of the many hand-held indigenous weapons, knives, sabres, lances, swords, spires, arches, etc., as well as the numerous artefacts collected or captured in the East Indies by the soldiers of the First-, Second-, and Third Dutch Expedition Force (1846, 1847, and 1849 respectively). In 1880, the artists father and son van Looy made an elaborately detailed and delicately executed set of lithographs, drawn on stone, of practically most of the booty. The prints were pulled by the famous stone-lithographers firm of S. Lankhout & Co., of The Hague, and published in 1881 by Publisher Gouda Quint, of Arnhem. Scarce.
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Book number: 2401
€ 25.00 [Appr.: US$ 27.85 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 3047]
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