CD-12285

Antique Print of volcano 'Piton de la Fournaise' by Van Schley (c.1750)

  • Condition: Very good, general age-related toning. Two small holes outside image. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1750
  • Overall size: 20 x 25.3 cm.
  • Image size: 13.9 x 19.7 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Eiland van St. Filippus, of van Fuego, met zyn vuurberg'. Old print of Piton de la Fournaise, a shield volcano on the eastern side of Reunion island near the town of Saint-Philippe. Engraved by J. van Schley for a Dutch edition of 'l'Histoire Generale des Voyages', by Antoine François Prévost (the Abbé Prévost).

Artists and Engravers: Jakob van der Schley (Amsterdam 1715-1779) was a Dutch draughtsman and engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart and became heavily influenced by his style.