JUNGHUHN, Franz Wilhelm.
Landschafts Ansichten von Java.

Published
Leipzig: Arnoldische Buchhandlung, 1856-57.
References
Muller Junghuhn Bibliographie, p.336; Bastin-Brommer, p.29 and N473; Engrlmann I, p.136; Bobins 295.
Plates
13
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
$5,001-25,000
Ref
5306

Oblong folio with 11 coloured lithographic plates, plus one on cover making a total of 12 together with 3 octavo vols of text and uncoloured folding plates plus 1 hand-coloured frontispiece. Folio volume: Quarter red cloth, plate laid down on upper cover. Octavo vols: contemporary half calf with orange title labels o spine. Rare early views of Java. The author was born in Germany and first came to Indonesia in 1835 and became a medical officer in the Netherlands Indies Army. In 1839 he was transferred to Sumatra and a few years later became known for his importance as a scientist, author, draughtsman, philosopher and photographer. The plates in this work were, according to Junghuhn, selected because they depicted typical Javanese landscapes.

Coloured plates in order:

Octavo volume.

1. Frontispiece. Gunung - Lamongan.

Folio volume:

2. [Front cover] Gunung - Lamongan.
3. Nordkuste bei Samarang.
4. Sudkuste Ostwarts von Rongkop.
5. Gunung - Gamping.
6. Gunung - Sewu.
7. Gunungb- Sumbing.
8. Kahwah - Patua.
9. Gunung - Guntur.
10. Telaga - Patengan.
11. Plateau -Dieng.
12. Gunung - Gede.
13. Gunung - Merapi.