Edition 1 - April 2010
Bartele Gallery Newsletter New Treasures... Welcome Back! We are always updating our stock here at Bartele Gallery, so we have created this newsletter to inform you of new items that we think you may find interesting. Please feel free to come to the gallery any day of the week to have a coffee and browse through our items. About 100 new treasures have arrived and they include the following: • A very rare and sought after large map of Batavia in 1681 by the Dutch map and chart maker Frederik de Wit.
Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Gunung Gedeh. $1,230. Junghuhn (born in Mansfeld 1809 and died in 1864 in Lembang) was a surgeon turned naturalist who was granted the favourable opportunity to investigate nature in Indonesia from 1835 to 1848. He made long journeys through Java, Sumatra and Kalimantan and quickly became known as a genius and all-round naturalist. Junghuhn, although primarily a botanist, decided that volcanoes, by their primeval forces, are the closest we can come to the ultimate truth. On the crater rim we looked God directly in the face. This stunning lithograph of present day Gunung Gede-Pagrango in West Java is dated 1839. Although Junghuhn considered his drawings ‘lifelife’, they strike us as decidedly unreal and resemble landscapes of an alien world, which may well explain why they are so fascinating and sought after pieces of art. We have 10 other stunning lithographs from this collection of Java. Measures 330 x 453mm.
• An attractive mid-18th Century map of eastern Indonesia and the Moluccas in old colour by George Louis Le Rouge. • A mid-to late 19th Century chromolithograph print of an aardwolf and a civet cat from a Dutch 19th century travelogue on the East Indies. • A very rare mid-17th century print showing a spice market in Nera, the Banda Islands from Isaac Commelin’s (1598 - 1645) Begin ende voortgangh... • An unusual mid-19th century steel engraved ‘carte a figures’ map of Asia with some later outline colour added and finely engraved side panels depicting God looking down on Adam and Eve. and many more...
Jean Demmeni, Papoea’s uit Nieuw Guinea. $400 Eary 20th Century black and white photograph of Papuan villagers working on hollowing out and shaping a canoe (prahu) from a single tree trunk using traditional stone adze ascribed to Jean Demmeni (1866 - 1939) and published by Kleyenenburg & Co. of Haarlem, The Netherlands between 1911 and 1913 in the educational print series Platen Van Nederlandsh Oost-en West Indie which consist of 171 pictures. Between 1911 and 1940, tens of thousands of pupils in Dutch secondary schools were made familiar with the customs, cultures and landscapes of the far away Indonesian archipelago through the beautiful photographs of Demmeni that hung in their classrooms. Measures 467 x 622.
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More New Treasures...
Paulus Lauters/Van de Velde, Java. $160. A very fine and detailed black and white mid-19th century lithograph by Paulus Lauters (1806-1875) of a traders column arriving at Pandat from an original drawing by the C.W.M. Van de Velde (1817-1989), a Dutch naval officer and head of the Dutch Royal Hydrographer’s Office in Batavia. Published by Frans Buffa and Sons of Amsterdam in 1844-45 in Gezigten uit Neerlands Indie, naar de natuur geteekend en beschreven, very beautiful and illustrated work on Indonesia and dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince Hendrick of the Netherlands. Measures 246 x 336mm.
Schraemble/D’Annville, Zweitier Theil der Karte von Asien. $1,750. An attractive map of South East Asia including the East Indian Islands in excellent condition and with original outline colour. Derived from maps of the region produced by the French Royal cartographer J.P. D’Annville (1679-1782) and published by Franz Anton Schraembl (1751-1803) in his Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas between 1786-1800. The map is dated 1886. This map is one of a pair, the other showing China, although they can be purchased separately. Each sheet measures 480 x 680mm.
J.W. Heydt, Ein Prospect ... der Stadt Batavia. $400 J. Gould, Paradisea decora $75 Beautiful coloured engraving in near-mint condition of the Greychested Bird of Paradise from Papua New-Guinea published in an English mid-19th century travelogue or ornithology book. Measures 210 x 150 mm.
An attractive mid-18th century coloured engraving of the Portuguese Church, European and Chinese merchants’ houses within the Citadel of Batavia. Drawn by John Wolfgang Heydt in 1738, a German draughtsman and engraver born in Indonesia, engraved by Andreas Hoffer of Nuremberg and published in Allerneuster Geographisch und Topographische Schau-Platz von Africa und Oost-Indien ... in 1744. Measures 224 x 264mm.