Lot 5
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Indonesian Art Sale - 28 August 2019
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[NIAS] - MODIGLIANI, E.

Un Viaggio a Nías [..].

Milano, Fratelli Treves [..], 1890, [XVI],724 pp. With 4 maps (incl. 1 fold. col. lithograph “Carta speciale di Tano Niha (Isola Nías) [..]”, ca. 48 x 48 cm.), 26 plates (of which 6 col. lithographs dep. various birds), 2 fold. letterpress genealogical tables & num. (wood-engr.) text-ills. Large 8vo (ca. 24,5 x 16,5 cm.), late 19th-/ early 20th-cent. gilt-lettered half-chagrin (orig. col. lithogr. wrappers preserved), red edges.
– Added: a collection of 20th-cent. photographs of the drawings, D.G.E. Wolterbeek Muller’s visiting card & 7 photostats of his manuscript diary (mentioning his visit to Nias in 1880).

Literature:

  • Leo Haks and Guus Maris 'Haks&Maris, Lexicon of Foreign Artists Who Visualized Indonesia (1600-1900)', p. 459 ill. 162 and 163,

¶ Rouffaer/ Muller p. 20. Rare first & only edition by the Italian anthropologist Elio Modigliani (1860-1932) on the Indonesian island Nias enriched with 9 tipped-in ORIGINAL DRAWINGS (in various techniques, various sizes & partly folded) by the Dutch captain DIEDERIJK GERHARD ENGELBERT WOLTERBEEK MULLER (1836-1916) depicting various Indonesian figures & objects related to the island Nias (a few drawings monogrammed “DWM” & dated “1880”/ “1882”/ “1883”). ¶ With defects (spine dam./ partly repaired with tape, first free end-paper missing, 1 text-leaf loose (pp. 247-248), sl. marg. waterstained at the beginning, a few scattered annotations in pencil).

€ 1.000,00
€ 1.500,00

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