Beschryving van de Japansche Apen-tempel - Montanus (1669)

  • Technic: Etching on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Right margin uneven, from binding. Top and left margin edges faintly browned. As this is a page from a book, there is text beneath the image and on the rear of the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1669
  • Overall size: 8,1 x 12,7 inch
  • Image size: 6,5 x 5,4 inch

€ 109,50($ 128.87 / £ 99.98)

.. Beschryving van de Japansche Apen-tempel - Montanus (1669)

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Beschryving van de Japansche Apen-tempel.' - ('Description of the Japanese Monkey Temple'). Interior of a temple filled with (live) monkeys. These were thought to be the intermediaries between the Gods and Humans. Therefore supplicants left offerings to the monkeys. Arnoldus Montanus' "Gedenkwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maatschappy in 't Vereenigde Nederland aan de Kaisaren van Japan […]. Amsterdam: Jacob Meurs, 1669.

Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Arnoldus Montanus'.