Antique Print-IDOL WORSHIP-BENGAL-INDIA-Schouten-1708

Subject: Plate: (Bengal Idol worship. The Idols are carried in procession, using a tall square wagon.) In January 1664 in the Bengal Kingdom, present day India and Bangla-Desh.
Condition: Fine, given age. A tiny wormhole in the upper margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional light stains from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original etching/engraving on a verge type hand laid watermarked paper. Watermark not visible on every sheet.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 16.5 x 21.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14 x 19 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 6.5 x 8.5 inch. The image size is ca. 5.5 x 7.5 inch.
Part Number: 11430
Location: (PCO) A87-17
Description: This very scarse attractive original old antique print / plate / etching / engraving originates from: 'Wouter Schoutens, Reys-Togten naar en door Oost-Indien ...' (Wouter Schoutens travels into the East Indies), 2nd. edition, published by Andries van Damme, Amsterdam, 1708.

Artists and Engravers: Wouter Schouten (1638-1704) joined the Dutch VOC as a surgeon on an adventureous expedition to the East Indies during the years 1658-1665. In 1660 he was present at the Dutch siege of Makassar (in Sulawesi) and he participated in the campaigns of Rucklof van Goens along the Malabar coast. He also visited Bengal, Arakan, Colombo, Sumatra, the Moluccas, and Ambonia. Etchings by C. Decker and J. Kip.